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Feature Statistic Jordan

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
52A.ADM2second-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a first-order administrative division
27A.ADM3third-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a second-order administrative division
12A.ADM1first-order administrative divisiona primary administrative division of a country, such as a state in the United States
1A.PCLIindependent political entity
92 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
1.957H.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
344H.SPNGspring(s)a place where ground water flows naturally out of the ground
157H.FLTMmud flat(s)a relatively level area of mud either between high and low tide lines, or subject to flooding
39H.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
17H.STMstreama body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
14H.CNLcanalan artificial watercourse
13H.WTRHwaterhole(s)a natural hole, hollow, or small depression that contains water, used by man and animals, especially in arid areas
12H.WADXsection of wadi
11H.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
9H.FLLSwaterfall(s)a perpendicular or very steep descent of the water of a stream
6H.SBKHsabkha(s)a salt flat or salt encrusted plain subject to periodic inundation from flooding or high tides
5H.WADJwadi junctiona place where two or more wadies join
2H.WADSwadiesvalleys or ravines, bounded by relatively steep banks, which in the rainy season become watercourses; found primarily in North Africa and the Middle East
1H.STMXsection of stream
1H.STMDdistributary(-ies)a branch which flows away from the main stream, as in a delta or irrigation canal
1H.MRSHmarsh(es)a wetland dominated by grass-like vegetation
1H.RSVreservoir(s)an artificial pond or lake
1H.LKNIintermittent salt lake
1H.LKlakea large inland body of standing water
1H.STMHheadwatersthe source and upper part of a stream, including the upper drainage basin
2.593 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
83L.AREAareaa tract of land without homogeneous character or boundaries
52L.LCTYlocalitya minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries
11L.TRBtribal areaa tract of land used by nomadic or other tribes
6L.RGNregionan area distinguished by one or more observable physical or cultural characteristics
3L.RESNnature reservean area reserved for the maintenance of a natural habitat
2L.PRTporta place provided with terminal and transfer facilities for loading and discharging waterborne cargo or passengers, usually located in a harbor
2L.RESWwildlife reservea tract of public land reserved for the preservation of wildlife
2L.PRKparkan area, often of forested land, maintained as a place of beauty, or for recreation
1L.DEVHhousing developmenta tract of land on which many houses of similar design are built according to a development plan
1L.OASoasis(-es)an area in a desert made productive by the availability of water
1L.GRAZgrazing areaan area of grasses and shrubs used for grazing
164 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
829P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
29P.PPLXsection of populated place
11P.PPLAseat of a first-order administrative divisionseat of a first-order administrative division (PPLC takes precedence over PPLA)
2P.PPLLpopulated localityan area similar to a locality but with a small group of dwellings or other buildings
1P.PPLQabandoned populated place
1P.PPLCcapital of a political entity
873 Total for P
Road / Railroad Features (road, railroad )
8R.RDJCTroad junctiona place where two or more roads join
1R.RRrailroada permanent twin steel-rail track on which freight and passenger cars move long distances
9 Total for R
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
368S.RUINruin(s)a destroyed or decayed structure which is no longer functional
153S.HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
117S.ANSarchaeological/prehistoric sitea place where archeological remains, old structures, or cultural artifacts are located
40S.CARNcairna heap of stones erected as a landmark or for other purposes
35S.HSEhouse(s)a building used as a human habitation
23S.RSTNrailroad stationa facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading train passengers and freight
21S.TMBtomb(s)a structure for interring bodies
18S.CMPRFrefugee campa camp used by refugees
13S.RSTNQabandoned railroad station
12S.BDGbridgea structure erected across an obstacle such as a stream, road, etc., in order to carry roads, railroads, and pedestrians across
11S.TOWRtowera high conspicuous structure, typically much higher than its diameter
8S.CAVEcave(s)an underground passageway or chamber, or cavity on the side of a cliff
7S.AIRFairfielda place on land where aircraft land and take off; no facilities provided for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
7S.DAMdama barrier constructed across a stream to impound water
6S.AIRPairporta place where aircraft regularly land and take off, with runways, navigational aids, and major facilities for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
6S.PPpolice posta building in which police are stationed
4S.MNmine(s)a site where mineral ores are extracted from the ground by excavating surface pits and subterranean passages
3S.PSpower stationa facility for generating electric power
3S.PMPOoil pumping stationa facility for pumping oil through a pipeline
3S.PMPWwater pumping stationa facility for pumping water from a major well or through a pipeline
2S.SHRNshrinea structure or place memorializing a person or religious concept
2S.FTforta defensive structure or earthworks
2S.STNMmeteorological stationa station at which weather elements are recorded
2S.LTHSElighthousea distinctive structure exhibiting a major navigation light
1S.LNDFlandfilla place for trash and garbage disposal in which the waste is buried between layers of earth to build up low-lying land
1S.BLDGbuilding(s)a structure built for permanent use, as a house, factory, etc.
1S.RSRTresorta specialized facility for vacation, health, or participation sports activities
1S.MLmill(s)a building housing machines for transforming, shaping, finishing, grinding, or extracting products
1S.PPQabandoned police post
1S.SCHCcollegethe grounds and buildings of an institution of higher learning
1S.STNRradio stationa facility for producing and transmitting information by radio waves
1S.OILRoil refinerya facility for converting crude oil into refined petroleum products
1S.HSTShistorical sitea place of historical importance
1S.MSQEmosquea building for public Islamic worship
1S.WALLwalla thick masonry structure, usually enclosing a field or building, or forming the side of a structure
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.MUSmuseuma building where objects of permanent interest in one or more of the arts and sciences are preserved and exhibited
1S.CMTYcemeterya burial place or ground
1S.MALLmallA large, often enclosed shopping complex containing various stores, businesses, and restaurants usually accessible by common passageways.
1S.AIRQabandoned airfield
882 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
485T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
368T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
195T.HLLShillsrounded elevations of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
75T.SPURspur(s)a subordinate ridge projecting outward from a hill, mountain or other elevation
49T.PLNplain(s)an extensive area of comparatively level to gently undulating land, lacking surface irregularities, and usually adjacent to a higher area
46T.MTSmountainsa mountain range or a group of mountains or high ridges
31T.PLATplateauan elevated plain with steep slopes on one or more sides, and often with incised streams
24T.FORDforda shallow part of a stream which can be crossed on foot or by land vehicle
23T.MNDmound(s)a low, isolated, rounded hill
14T.SLPslope(s)a surface with a relatively uniform slope angle
13T.RDGEridge(s)a long narrow elevation with steep sides, and a more or less continuous crest
12T.TRRterracea long, narrow alluvial platform bounded by steeper slopes above and below, usually overlooking a waterbody
11T.SCRPescarpmenta long line of cliffs or steep slopes separating level surfaces above and below
10T.CLFcliff(s)a high, steep to perpendicular slope overlooking a waterbody or lower area
10T.PKpeaka pointed elevation atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic feature
9T.VALvalleyan elongated depression usually traversed by a stream
8T.FANfan(s)a fan-shaped wedge of coarse alluvium with apex merging with a mountain stream bed and the fan spreading out at a low angle slope onto an adjacent plain
4T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
3T.DPRdepression(s)a low area surrounded by higher land and usually characterized by interior drainage
3T.GRGEgorge(s)a short, narrow, steep-sided section of a stream valley
2T.LAVAlava areaan area of solidified lava
2T.CAPEcapea land area, more prominent than a point, projecting into the sea and marking a notable change in coastal direction
1T.UPLDuplandan extensive interior region of high land with low to moderate surface relief
1T.PENpeninsulaan elongate area of land projecting into a body of water and nearly surrounded by water
1T.PANpana near-level shallow, natural depression or basin, usually containing an intermittent lake, pond, or pool
1T.PROMpromontory(-ies)a bluff or prominent hill overlooking or projecting into a lowland
1.401 Total for T
Vegetation Features (forest,heath,...)
16V.CULTcultivated areaan area under cultivation
16 Total for V

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