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Feature Statistic Chad

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
36A.ADM2second-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a first-order administrative division
23A.ADM1first-order administrative divisiona primary administrative division of a country, such as a state in the United States
1A.ADM1Hhistorical first-order administrative divisiona former first-order administrative division
1A.PCLIindependent political entity
61 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
2.539H.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
1.469H.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
854H.STMIintermittent stream
517H.PNDIintermittent pond
400H.STMstreama body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
210H.WTRHwaterhole(s)a natural hole, hollow, or small depression that contains water, used by man and animals, especially in arid areas
108H.LKIintermittent lake
85H.PNDponda small standing waterbody
58H.WTLDwetlandan area subject to inundation, usually characterized by bog, marsh, or swamp vegetation
49H.LKlakea large inland body of standing water
37H.SPNGspring(s)a place where ground water flows naturally out of the ground
29H.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
26H.MRSHmarsh(es)a wetland dominated by grass-like vegetation
18H.SBKHsabkha(s)a salt flat or salt encrusted plain subject to periodic inundation from flooding or high tides
14H.WTLDIintermittent wetland
8H.POOLIintermittent pool
6H.COVEcove(s)a small coastal indentation, smaller than a bay
6H.WLLQabandoned well
5H.CHNLlake channel(s)that part of a lake having water deep enough for navigation between islands, shoals, etc.
4H.WADXsection of wadi
3H.STMIXsection of intermittent stream
3H.SWMPswampa wetland dominated by tree vegetation
3H.FLTMmud flat(s)a relatively level area of mud either between high and low tide lines, or subject to flooding
2H.FLLSwaterfall(s)a perpendicular or very steep descent of the water of a stream
1H.STMXsection of stream
1H.STRTstraita relatively narrow waterway, usually narrower and less extensive than a sound, connecting two larger bodies of water
1H.STMQabandoned watercoursea former stream or distributary no longer carrying flowing water, but still evident due to lakes, wetland, topographic or vegetation patterns
1H.CNLcanalan artificial watercourse
1H.RSVreservoir(s)an artificial pond or lake
1H.LKSlakeslarge inland bodies of standing water
6.459 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
281L.AREAareaa tract of land without homogeneous character or boundaries
97L.LCTYlocalitya minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries
10L.RGNregionan area distinguished by one or more observable physical or cultural characteristics
6L.RESWwildlife reservea tract of public land reserved for the preservation of wildlife
2L.TRBtribal areaa tract of land used by nomadic or other tribes
2L.RESFforest reservea forested area set aside for preservation or controlled use
1L.OASoasis(-es)an area in a desert made productive by the availability of water
1L.BSNDdrainage basinan area drained by a stream
1L.GRAZgrazing areaan area of grasses and shrubs used for grazing
401 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
11.526P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
22P.PPLAseat of a first-order administrative divisionseat of a first-order administrative division (PPLC takes precedence over PPLA)
3P.PPLQabandoned populated place
1P.PPLCcapital of a political entity
11.552 Total for P
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
47S.CMPcamp(s)a site occupied by tents, huts, or other shelters for temporary use
42S.AIRFairfielda place on land where aircraft land and take off; no facilities provided for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
19S.AIRQabandoned airfield
11S.AIRPairporta place where aircraft regularly land and take off, with runways, navigational aids, and major facilities for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
9S.TRIGtriangulation stationa point on the earth whose position has been determined by triangulation
4S.FTforta defensive structure or earthworks
4S.HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
3S.RUINruin(s)a destroyed or decayed structure which is no longer functional
3S.PMPWwater pumping stationa facility for pumping water from a major well or through a pipeline
2S.FRMfarma tract of land with associated buildings devoted to agriculture
2S.TMBtomb(s)a structure for interring bodies
1S.DAMdama barrier constructed across a stream to impound water
1S.AGRFagricultural facilitya building and/or tract of land used for improving agriculture
1S.BDGbridgea structure erected across an obstacle such as a stream, road, etc., in order to carry roads, railroads, and pedestrians across
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.ASTRastronomical stationa point on the earth whose position has been determined by observations of celestial bodies
1S.CMTYcemeterya burial place or ground
152 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
1.028T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
626T.BLOWblowout(s)a small depression in sandy terrain, caused by wind erosion
614T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
297T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
226T.HLLShillsrounded elevations of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
99T.DUNEdune(s)a wave form, ridge or star shape feature composed of sand
68T.PENpeninsulaan elongate area of land projecting into a body of water and nearly surrounded by water
52T.SANDsand areaa tract of land covered with sand
46T.RKrocka conspicuous, isolated rocky mass
38T.SCRPescarpmenta long line of cliffs or steep slopes separating level surfaces above and below
37T.MESAmesa(s)a flat-topped, isolated elevation with steep slopes on all sides, less extensive than a plateau
32T.MTSmountainsa mountain range or a group of mountains or high ridges
32T.PLATplateauan elevated plain with steep slopes on one or more sides, and often with incised streams
30T.DPRdepression(s)a low area surrounded by higher land and usually characterized by interior drainage
29T.RKSrocksconspicuous, isolated rocky masses
27T.RDGEridge(s)a long narrow elevation with steep sides, and a more or less continuous crest
14T.PLDRpolderan area reclaimed from the sea by diking and draining
14T.PASSpassa break in a mountain range or other high obstruction, used for transportation from one side to the other [See also gap]
12T.ISLSislandstracts of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
11T.CLFcliff(s)a high, steep to perpendicular slope overlooking a waterbody or lower area
7T.TALtalus slopea steep concave slope formed by an accumulation of loose rock fragments at the base of a cliff or steep slope
6T.ISLXsection of island
6T.VALvalleyan elongated depression usually traversed by a stream
3T.REGstony deserta desert plain characterized by a surface veneer of gravel and stones
3T.CRTRcrater(s)a generally circular saucer or bowl-shaped depression caused by volcanic or meteorite explosive action
2T.ERGsandy desertan extensive tract of shifting sand and sand dunes
2T.PKpeaka pointed elevation atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic feature
2T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
2T.PLNplain(s)an extensive area of comparatively level to gently undulating land, lacking surface irregularities, and usually adjacent to a higher area
2T.PROMpromontory(-ies)a bluff or prominent hill overlooking or projecting into a lowland
1T.GRGEgorge(s)a short, narrow, steep-sided section of a stream valley
1T.ISLTland-tied islanda coastal island connected to the mainland by barrier beaches, levees or dikes
1T.ISTHisthmusa narrow strip of land connecting two larger land masses and bordered by water
3.370 Total for T
Vegetation Features (forest,heath,...)
20V.GRSLDgrasslandan area dominated by grass vegetation
11V.SCRBscrublandan area of low trees, bushes, and shrubs stunted by some environmental limitation
3V.FRSTforest(s)an area dominated by tree vegetation
34 Total for V

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