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Feature Statistic Western Sahara

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
1A.ADM1Hhistorical first-order administrative divisiona former first-order administrative division
2 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
534H.WADwadia valley or ravine, bounded by relatively steep banks, which in the rainy season becomes a watercourse; found primarily in North Africa and the Middle East
192H.WLLwella cylindrical hole, pit, or tunnel drilled or dug down to a depth from which water, oil, or gas can be pumped or brought to the surface
63H.SBKHsabkha(s)a salt flat or salt encrusted plain subject to periodic inundation from flooding or high tides
44H.LKIintermittent lake
24H.WTRHwaterhole(s)a natural hole, hollow, or small depression that contains water, used by man and animals, especially in arid areas
17H.SHOLshoal(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of unconsolidated material
14H.STMHheadwatersthe source and upper part of a stream, including the upper drainage basin
11H.CHNMmarine channelthat part of a body of water deep enough for navigation through an area otherwise not suitable
11H.BAYbaya coastal indentation between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
9H.SPNGspring(s)a place where ground water flows naturally out of the ground
7H.COVEcove(s)a small coastal indentation, smaller than a bay
6H.ANCHanchoragean area where vessels may anchor
3H.RFreef(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material
1H.STMstreama body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
1H.MRSHmarsh(es)a wetland dominated by grass-like vegetation
1H.WADMwadi mouththe lower terminus of a wadi where it widens into an adjoining floodplain, depression, or waterbody
938 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
185L.GRAZgrazing areaan area of grasses and shrubs used for grazing
165L.AREAareaa tract of land without homogeneous character or boundaries
9L.RGNregionan area distinguished by one or more observable physical or cultural characteristics
6L.LCTYlocalitya minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries
2L.PRTporta place provided with terminal and transfer facilities for loading and discharging waterborne cargo or passengers, usually located in a harbor
367 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
32P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
2P.PPLAseat of a first-order administrative divisionseat of a first-order administrative division (PPLC takes precedence over PPLA)
34 Total for P
Road / Railroad Features (road, railroad )
2R.RTEcaravan routethe route taken by caravans
2 Total for R
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
112S.ASTRastronomical stationa point on the earth whose position has been determined by observations of celestial bodies
31S.RLGreligious sitean ancient site of significant religious importance
5S.LTHSElighthousea distinctive structure exhibiting a major navigation light
5S.HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
3S.CTRRreligious centera facility where more than one religious activity is carried out, e.g., retreat, school, monastery, worship
3S.TMBtomb(s)a structure for interring bodies
2S.SHRNshrinea structure or place memorializing a person or religious concept
2S.TOWRtowera high conspicuous structure, typically much higher than its diameter
2S.INSMmilitary installationa facility for use of and control by armed forces
1S.CMTYcemeterya burial place or ground
1S.COMCcommunication centera facility, including buildings, antennae, towers and electronic equipment for receiving and transmitting information
1S.STNMmeteorological stationa station at which weather elements are recorded
1S.WRCKwreckthe site of the remains of a wrecked vessel
169 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
318T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
145T.HLLShillsrounded elevations of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
85T.DUNEdune(s)a wave form, ridge or star shape feature composed of sand
45T.DPRdepression(s)a low area surrounded by higher land and usually characterized by interior drainage
38T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
25T.RDGEridge(s)a long narrow elevation with steep sides, and a more or less continuous crest
17T.BCHbeacha shore zone of coarse unconsolidated sediment that extends from the low-water line to the highest reach of storm waves
13T.HDLDheadlanda high projection of land extending into a large body of water beyond the line of the coast
11T.SCRPescarpmenta long line of cliffs or steep slopes separating level surfaces above and below
10T.PASSpassa break in a mountain range or other high obstruction, used for transportation from one side to the other [See also gap]
7T.CAPEcapea land area, more prominent than a point, projecting into the sea and marking a notable change in coastal direction
6T.BARbara shallow ridge or mound of coarse unconsolidated material in a stream channel, at the mouth of a stream, estuary, or lagoon and in the wave-break zone along coasts
6T.RKrocka conspicuous, isolated rocky mass
6T.REGstony deserta desert plain characterized by a surface veneer of gravel and stones
5T.SHORshorea narrow zone bordering a waterbody which covers and uncovers at high and low water, respectively
3T.CFTcleft(s)a deep narrow slot, notch, or groove in a coastal cliff
3T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
3T.CLFcliff(s)a high, steep to perpendicular slope overlooking a waterbody or lower area
2T.PENpeninsulaan elongate area of land projecting into a body of water and nearly surrounded by water
2T.MTSmountainsa mountain range or a group of mountains or high ridges
2T.ISTHisthmusa narrow strip of land connecting two larger land masses and bordered by water
2T.SPITspita narrow, straight or curved continuation of a beach into a waterbody
2T.PLATplateauan elevated plain with steep slopes on one or more sides, and often with incised streams
1T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
1T.RKSrocksconspicuous, isolated rocky masses
1T.VALvalleyan elongated depression usually traversed by a stream
759 Total for T

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