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Feature Statistic Zambia

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
155A.ADMDadministrative divisionan administrative division of a country, undifferentiated as to administrative level
105A.ADM2second-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a first-order administrative division
15A.PRSHparishan ecclesiastical district
10A.ADM1first-order administrative divisiona primary administrative division of a country, such as a state in the United States
1A.ADM4fourth-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a third-order administrative division
1A.PCLIindependent political entity
1A.ADM3third-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a second-order administrative division
288 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
9,411H.STMstreama body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
235H.POOLpool(s)a small and comparatively still, deep part of a larger body of water such as a stream or harbor; or a small body of standing water
166H.LKlakea large inland body of standing water
88H.WTRHwaterhole(s)a natural hole, hollow, or small depression that contains water, used by man and animals, especially in arid areas
73H.WTLDwetlandan area subject to inundation, usually characterized by bog, marsh, or swamp vegetation
43H.FLLSwaterfall(s)a perpendicular or very steep descent of the water of a stream
40H.RPDSrapidsa turbulent section of a stream associated with a steep, irregular stream bed
19H.CNLcanalan artificial watercourse
18H.RSVreservoir(s)an artificial pond or lake
14H.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
6H.COVEcove(s)a small coastal indentation, smaller than a bay
4H.FLLSXsection of waterfall(s)
4H.CHNLlake channel(s)that part of a lake having water deep enough for navigation between islands, shoals, etc.
2H.STMAanabrancha diverging branch flowing out of a main stream and rejoining it downstream
2H.RVNravine(s)a small, narrow, deep, steep-sided stream channel, smaller than a gorge
1H.INLTinleta narrow waterway extending into the land, or connecting a bay or lagoon with a larger body of water
1H.STMXsection of stream
1H.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
1H.HBRharbor(s)a haven or space of deep water so sheltered by the adjacent land as to afford a safe anchorage for ships
10,138 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
131L.LCTYlocalitya minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries
108L.RESFforest reservea forested area set aside for preservation or controlled use
37L.RESreservea tract of public land reserved for future use or restricted as to use
31L.AREAareaa tract of land without homogeneous character or boundaries
18L.PRKparkan area, often of forested land, maintained as a place of beauty, or for recreation
4L.RESWwildlife reservea tract of public land reserved for the preservation of wildlife
4L.TRBtribal areaa tract of land used by nomadic or other tribes
3L.RESNnature reservean area reserved for the maintenance of a natural habitat
1L.INDSindustrial areaan area characterized by industrial activity
1L.RGNregionan area distinguished by one or more observable physical or cultural characteristics
338 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
12,735P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
86P.PPLQabandoned populated place
29P.PPLXsection of populated place
9P.PPLAseat of a first-order administrative divisionseat of a first-order administrative division (PPLC takes precedence over PPLA)
2P.PPLA2seat of a second-order administrative division
1P.PPLCcapital of a political entity
12,862 Total for P
Road / Railroad Features (road, railroad )
5R.RDroadan open way with improved surface for transportation of animals, people and vehicles
1R.RDJCTroad junctiona place where two or more roads join
6 Total for R
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
386S.SCHschoolbuilding(s) where instruction in one or more branches of knowledge takes place
278S.FRMfarma tract of land with associated buildings devoted to agriculture
177S.MSSNmissiona place characterized by dwellings, school, church, hospital and other facilities operated by a religious group for the purpose of providing charitable services and to propagate religion
146S.ANSarchaeological/prehistoric sitea place where archeological remains, old structures, or cultural artifacts are located
83S.RSDrailroad sidinga short track parallel to and joining the main track
65S.AIRFairfielda place on land where aircraft land and take off; no facilities provided for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
63S.MNmine(s)a site where mineral ores are extracted from the ground by excavating surface pits and subterranean passages
55S.HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
43S.CMPcamp(s)a site occupied by tents, huts, or other shelters for temporary use
40S.DAMdama barrier constructed across a stream to impound water
33S.SHSEstorehousea building for storing goods, especially provisions
32S.CRRLcorral(s)a pen or enclosure for confining or capturing animals
27S.MNMTmonumenta commemorative structure or statue
27S.CTHSEcourthousea building in which courts of law are held
26S.PPpolice posta building in which police are stationed
20S.AIRPairporta place where aircraft regularly land and take off, with runways, navigational aids, and major facilities for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
16S.FYferrya boat or other floating conveyance and terminal facilities regularly used to transport people and vehicles across a waterbody
12S.SCHCcollegethe grounds and buildings of an institution of higher learning
9S.AGRFagricultural facilitya building and/or tract of land used for improving agriculture
8S.STNMmeteorological stationa station at which weather elements are recorded
7S.HSPhospitala building in which sick or injured, especially those confined to bed, are medically treated
6S.RSTNrailroad stationa facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading train passengers and freight
5S.BDGbridgea structure erected across an obstacle such as a stream, road, etc., in order to carry roads, railroads, and pedestrians across
5S.MNQabandoned mine
3S.HSPCclinica medical facility associated with a hospital for outpatients
2S.STNFforest stationa collection of buildings and facilities for carrying out forest management
2S.HSPLleprosariuman asylum or hospital for lepers
2S.TRIGtriangulation stationa point on the earth whose position has been determined by triangulation
1S.ITTRresearch institutea facility where research is carried out
1S.CMTYcemeterya burial place or ground
1S.SCHTtechnical schoolpost-secondary school with a specifically technical or vocational curriculum
1S.GOVLlocal government officea facility housing local governmental offices, usually a city, town, or village hall
1S.FCLfacilitya building or buildings housing a center, institute, foundation, hospital, prison, mission, courthouse, etc.
1S.CHchurcha building for public Christian worship
1S.UNIVuniversityAn institution for higher learning with teaching and research facilities constituting a graduate school and professional schools that award master's degrees and doctorates and an undergraduate division that awards bachelor's degrees.
1S.NSYnursery(-ies)a place where plants are propagated for transplanting or grafting
1S.MFGfactoryone or more buildings where goods are manufactured, processed or fabricated
1S.PSpower stationa facility for generating electric power
1,588 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
1,942T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
509T.PLNplain(s)an extensive area of comparatively level to gently undulating land, lacking surface irregularities, and usually adjacent to a higher area
269T.HLLShillsrounded elevations of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
224T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
115T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
71T.PANpana near-level shallow, natural depression or basin, usually containing an intermittent lake, pond, or pool
50T.RDGEridge(s)a long narrow elevation with steep sides, and a more or less continuous crest
42T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
15T.MTSmountainsa mountain range or a group of mountains or high ridges
15T.GRGEgorge(s)a short, narrow, steep-sided section of a stream valley
9T.ISLSislandstracts of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
8T.RKSrocksconspicuous, isolated rocky masses
6T.SCRPescarpmenta long line of cliffs or steep slopes separating level surfaces above and below
3T.PKpeaka pointed elevation atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic feature
3T.RKrocka conspicuous, isolated rocky mass
2T.PASSpassa break in a mountain range or other high obstruction, used for transportation from one side to the other [See also gap]
2T.PENpeninsulaan elongate area of land projecting into a body of water and nearly surrounded by water
2T.VALvalleyan elongated depression usually traversed by a stream
2T.PLATplateauan elevated plain with steep slopes on one or more sides, and often with incised streams
1T.ISLTland-tied islanda coastal island connected to the mainland by barrier beaches, levees or dikes
1T.FORDforda shallow part of a stream which can be crossed on foot or by land vehicle
1T.PROMpromontory(-ies)a bluff or prominent hill overlooking or projecting into a lowland
3,292 Total for T
Vegetation Features (forest,heath,...)
246V.FRSTforest(s)an area dominated by tree vegetation
71V.GRSLDgrasslandan area dominated by grass vegetation
317 Total for V

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