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Feature Statistic Zimbabwe

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
62A.ADM2second-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a first-order administrative division
10A.ADMDadministrative divisionan administrative division of a country, undifferentiated as to administrative level
10A.ADM1first-order administrative divisiona primary administrative division of a country, such as a state in the United States
4A.ADM3third-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a second-order administrative division
1A.PCLIindependent political entity
87 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
3,949H.STMstreama body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
451H.RSVreservoir(s)an artificial pond or lake
38H.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
32H.SPNGspring(s)a place where ground water flows naturally out of the ground
29H.WTLDwetlandan area subject to inundation, usually characterized by bog, marsh, or swamp vegetation
28H.FLLSwaterfall(s)a perpendicular or very steep descent of the water of a stream
16H.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
9H.LKlakea large inland body of standing water
5H.WTRHwaterhole(s)a natural hole, hollow, or small depression that contains water, used by man and animals, especially in arid areas
4H.STMXsection of stream
4H.FLTMmud flat(s)a relatively level area of mud either between high and low tide lines, or subject to flooding
4H.SYSIirrigation systema network of ditches and one or more of the following elements: water supply, reservoir, canal, pump, well, drain, etc.
3H.BAYbaya coastal indentation between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
3H.RPDSrapidsa turbulent section of a stream associated with a steep, irregular stream bed
2H.INLTinleta narrow waterway extending into the land, or connecting a bay or lagoon with a larger body of water
2H.STMAanabrancha diverging branch flowing out of a main stream and rejoining it downstream
2H.PNDponda small standing waterbody
1H.SDsounda long arm of the sea forming a channel between the mainland and an island or islands; or connecting two larger bodies of water
1H.HBRharbor(s)a haven or space of deep water so sheltered by the adjacent land as to afford a safe anchorage for ships
1H.MRSHmarsh(es)a wetland dominated by grass-like vegetation
1H.FISHfishing areaa fishing ground, bank or area where fishermen go to catch fish
1H.COVEcove(s)a small coastal indentation, smaller than a bay
1H.STMBstream benda conspicuously curved or bent segment of a stream
1H.SPNSsulphur spring(s)a place where sulphur ground water flows naturally out of the ground
1H.SPNThot spring(s)a place where hot ground water flows naturally out of the ground
4,589 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
432L.CTRBbusiness centera place where a number of businesses are located
194L.TRBtribal areaa tract of land used by nomadic or other tribes
100L.AREAareaa tract of land without homogeneous character or boundaries
61L.AGRCagricultural colonya tract of land set aside for agricultural settlement
31L.LCTYlocalitya minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries
22L.PRKparkan area, often of forested land, maintained as a place of beauty, or for recreation
19L.RESWwildlife reservea tract of public land reserved for the preservation of wildlife
7L.MNAmining areaan area of mine sites where minerals and ores are extracted
6L.RESreservea tract of public land reserved for future use or restricted as to use
4L.INDSindustrial areaan area characterized by industrial activity
2L.RESPpalm tree reservean area of palm trees where use is controlled
2L.FLDIirrigated field(s)a tract of level or terraced land which is irrigated
2L.RESHhunting reservea tract of land used primarily for hunting
1L.FLDfield(s)an open as opposed to wooded area
1L.RESFforest reservea forested area set aside for preservation or controlled use
1L.RESNnature reservean area reserved for the maintenance of a natural habitat
885 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
1,763P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
291P.PPLXsection of populated place
32P.PPLLpopulated localityan area similar to a locality but with a small group of dwellings or other buildings
9P.PPLAseat of a first-order administrative divisionseat of a first-order administrative division (PPLC takes precedence over PPLA)
1P.PPLCcapital of a political entity
1P.PPLFfarm villagea populated place where the population is largely engaged in agricultural activities
2,097 Total for P
Road / Railroad Features (road, railroad )
16R.RDroadan open way with improved surface for transportation of animals, people and vehicles
4R.CSWYcausewaya raised roadway across wet ground or shallow water
3R.TRLtraila path, track, or route used by pedestrians, animals, or off-road vehicles
2R.STstreeta paved urban thoroughfare
1R.RJCTrailroad junctiona place where two or more railroad tracks join
1R.RYDrailroad yarda system of tracks used for the making up of trains, and switching and storing freight cars
27 Total for R
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
7,040S.FRMfarma tract of land with associated buildings devoted to agriculture
1,969S.SCHschoolbuilding(s) where instruction in one or more branches of knowledge takes place
1,420S.MNmine(s)a site where mineral ores are extracted from the ground by excavating surface pits and subterranean passages
232S.TNKDcattle dipping tanka small artificial pond used for immersing cattle in chemically treated water for disease control
222S.RSDrailroad sidinga short track parallel to and joining the main track
181S.ESTestate(s)a large commercialized agricultural landholding with associated buildings and other facilities
158S.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
137S.SHSEstorehousea building for storing goods, especially provisions
68S.CMPcamp(s)a site occupied by tents, huts, or other shelters for temporary use
62S.DAMdama barrier constructed across a stream to impound water
59S.HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
38S.RUINruin(s)a destroyed or decayed structure which is no longer functional
32S.GATEgatea controlled access entrance or exit
32S.HSTShistorical sitea place of historical importance
28S.HSPCclinica medical facility associated with a hospital for outpatients
21S.BLDGbuilding(s)a structure built for permanent use, as a house, factory, etc.
20S.HSPhospitala building in which sick or injured, especially those confined to bed, are medically treated
19S.MNMTmonumenta commemorative structure or statue
19S.AIRPairporta place where aircraft regularly land and take off, with runways, navigational aids, and major facilities for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
13S.BDGbridgea structure erected across an obstacle such as a stream, road, etc., in order to carry roads, railroads, and pedestrians across
12S.CRRLcorral(s)a pen or enclosure for confining or capturing animals
12S.SCHCcollegethe grounds and buildings of an institution of higher learning
11S.STNBscientific research basea scientific facility used as a base from which research is carried out or monitored
11S.RHSEresthousea structure maintained for the rest and shelter of travelers
10S.FTforta defensive structure or earthworks
10S.RNCHranch(es)a large farm specializing in extensive grazing of livestock
9S.CAVEcave(s)an underground passageway or chamber, or cavity on the side of a cliff
9S.CHchurcha building for public Christian worship
8S.RSTNrailroad stationa facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading train passengers and freight
6S.ANSarchaeological/prehistoric sitea place where archeological remains, old structures, or cultural artifacts are located
5S.WEIRweir(s)a small dam in a stream, designed to raise the water level or to divert stream flow through a desired channel
5S.RSRTresorta specialized facility for vacation, health, or participation sports activities
5S.STNMmeteorological stationa station at which weather elements are recorded
4S.MNQabandoned mine
4S.HSEhouse(s)a building used as a human habitation
4S.PRNprisona facility for confining prisoners
4S.MLmill(s)a building housing machines for transforming, shaping, finishing, grinding, or extracting products
4S.ADMFadministrative facilitya government building
3S.RECRracetracka track where races are held
3S.TMBtomb(s)a structure for interring bodies
3S.PMPWwater pumping stationa facility for pumping water from a major well or through a pipeline
3S.DIKEdikean earth or stone embankment usually constructed for flood or stream control
3S.AIRFairfielda place on land where aircraft land and take off; no facilities provided for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
2S.RECGgolf coursea recreation field where golf is played
2S.BLDOoffice buildingcommercial building where business and/or services are conducted
2S.FCLfacilitya building or buildings housing a center, institute, foundation, hospital, prison, mission, courthouse, etc.
2S.OBPTobservation pointa wildlife or scenic observation point
2S.TRIGtriangulation stationa point on the earth whose position has been determined by triangulation
2S.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.DARYdairya facility for the processing, sale and distribution of milk or milk products
1S.RSTPrailroad stopa place lacking station facilities where trains stop to pick up and unload passengers and freight
1S.SHRNshrinea structure or place memorializing a person or religious concept
1S.STDMstadiuma structure with an enclosure for athletic games with tiers of seats for spectators
1S.STNFforest stationa collection of buildings and facilities for carrying out forest management
1S.STNRradio stationa facility for producing and transmitting information by radio waves
1S.FRMSfarmstracts of land with associated buildings devoted to agriculture
1S.INSMmilitary installationa facility for use of and control by armed forces
1S.AIRBairbasean area used to store supplies, provide barracks for air force personnel, hangars and runways for aircraft, and from which operations are initiated
1S.MALLmallA large, often enclosed shopping complex containing various stores, businesses, and restaurants usually accessible by common passageways.
1S.ESTSGsugar plantationan estate that specializes in growing sugar cane
1S.FRMTfarmsteadthe buildings and adjacent service areas of a farm
1S.CTHSEcourthousea building in which courts of law are held
1S.FNDYfoundrya building or works where metal casting is carried out
1S.OBSobservatorya facility equipped for observation of atmospheric or space phenomena
1S.PPpolice posta building in which police are stationed
1S.PRKGTpark gatea controlled access to a park
1S.PRNJreformatorya facility for confining, training, and reforming young law offenders
1S.PSpower stationa facility for generating electric power
1S.PSTBborder posta post or station at an international boundary for the regulation of movement of people and goods
1S.RETstorea building where goods and/or services are offered for sale
1S.CTRCMcommunity centera facility for community recreation and other activities
1S.GOVLlocal government officea facility housing local governmental offices, usually a city, town, or village hall
1S.BRKSbarracksa building for lodging military personnel
11,954 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
3,976T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
438T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
271T.PANpana near-level shallow, natural depression or basin, usually containing an intermittent lake, pond, or pool
228T.HLLShillsrounded elevations of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
58T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
31T.MTSmountainsa mountain range or a group of mountains or high ridges
28T.FORDforda shallow part of a stream which can be crossed on foot or by land vehicle
15T.RDGEridge(s)a long narrow elevation with steep sides, and a more or less continuous crest
14T.GRGEgorge(s)a short, narrow, steep-sided section of a stream valley
13T.PASSpassa break in a mountain range or other high obstruction, used for transportation from one side to the other [See also gap]
11T.PKpeaka pointed elevation atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic feature
11T.PLATplateauan elevated plain with steep slopes on one or more sides, and often with incised streams
8T.SCRPescarpmenta long line of cliffs or steep slopes separating level surfaces above and below
5T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
4T.PLNplain(s)an extensive area of comparatively level to gently undulating land, lacking surface irregularities, and usually adjacent to a higher area
3T.GAPgapa low place in a ridge, not used for transportation
2T.CLFcliff(s)a high, steep to perpendicular slope overlooking a waterbody or lower area
1T.MESAmesa(s)a flat-topped, isolated elevation with steep slopes on all sides, less extensive than a plateau
1T.SPURspur(s)a subordinate ridge projecting outward from a hill, mountain or other elevation
1T.VALvalleyan elongated depression usually traversed by a stream
1T.PENpeninsulaan elongate area of land projecting into a body of water and nearly surrounded by water
5,120 Total for T
Vegetation Features (forest,heath,...)
38V.FRSTforest(s)an area dominated by tree vegetation
2V.FRSTFfossilized foresta forest fossilized by geologic processes and now exposed at the earth's surface
1V.HTHheathan upland moor or sandy area dominated by low shrubby vegetation including heather
41 Total for V

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