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Feature Statistic Kenya

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
2.313A.ADMDadministrative divisionan administrative division of a country, undifferentiated as to administrative level
48A.ADM1first-order administrative divisiona primary administrative division of a country, such as a state in the United States
30A.ADM2second-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a first-order administrative division
7A.ADM1Hhistorical first-order administrative divisiona former first-order administrative division
5A.ADM4fourth-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a third-order administrative division
4A.ADM3third-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a second-order administrative division
2A.ADM2Hhistorical second-order administrative divisiona former second-order administrative division
1A.PCLIindependent political entity
2.410 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
3.184H.STMstreama body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
622H.WTRHwaterhole(s)a natural hole, hollow, or small depression that contains water, used by man and animals, especially in arid areas
598H.STMIintermittent stream
544H.PNDponda small standing waterbody
240H.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
123H.SWMPswampa wetland dominated by tree vegetation
68H.LKlakea large inland body of standing water
64H.SPNGspring(s)a place where ground water flows naturally out of the ground
39H.RFreef(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material
39H.CRKTtidal creek(s)a meandering channel in a coastal wetland subject to bi-directional tidal currents
38H.BAYbaya coastal indentation between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
33H.FLLSwaterfall(s)a perpendicular or very steep descent of the water of a stream
17H.RSVreservoir(s)an artificial pond or lake
14H.CHNMmarine channelthat part of a body of water deep enough for navigation through an area otherwise not suitable
13H.SHOLshoal(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of unconsolidated material
12H.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.GLCRglacier(s)a mass of ice, usually at high latitudes or high elevations, with sufficient thickness to flow away from the source area in lobes, tongues, or masses
6H.HBRharbor(s)a haven or space of deep water so sheltered by the adjacent land as to afford a safe anchorage for ships
6H.LGNlagoona shallow coastal waterbody, completely or partly separated from a larger body of water by a barrier island, coral reef or other depositional feature
5H.LKSlakeslarge inland bodies of standing water
4H.CHNLlake channel(s)that part of a lake having water deep enough for navigation between islands, shoals, etc.
4H.LKIintermittent lake
4H.LBEDlake bed(s)a dried up or drained area of a former lake
3H.CHNchannelthe deepest part of a stream, bay, lagoon, or strait, through which the main current flows
3H.STMXsection of stream
2H.PNDNsalt ponda small standing body of salt water often in a marsh or swamp, usually along a seacoast
2H.DTCHditcha small artificial watercourse dug for draining or irrigating the land
2H.STMBstream benda conspicuously curved or bent segment of a stream
2H.RDSTroadsteadan open anchorage affording less protection than a harbor
1H.PNDIintermittent pond
1H.INLTinleta narrow waterway extending into the land, or connecting a bay or lagoon with a larger body of water
1H.LKOoxbow lakea crescent-shaped lake commonly found adjacent to meandering streams
1H.STMAanabrancha diverging branch flowing out of a main stream and rejoining it downstream
1H.FLTMmud flat(s)a relatively level area of mud either between high and low tide lines, or subject to flooding
1H.LKOIintermittent oxbow lake
1H.MFGNsalt evaporation pondsdiked salt ponds used in the production of solar evaporated salt
1H.GULFgulfa large recess in the coastline, larger than a bay
5.708 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
3.944L.AREAareaa tract of land without homogeneous character or boundaries
21L.PRKparkan area, often of forested land, maintained as a place of beauty, or for recreation
18L.RESWwildlife reservea tract of public land reserved for the preservation of wildlife
11L.LCTYlocalitya minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries
7L.SALTsalt areaa shallow basin or flat where salt accumulates after periodic inundation
6L.CLGclearingan area in a forest with trees removed
5L.RESNnature reservean area reserved for the maintenance of a natural habitat
4L.INDSindustrial areaan area characterized by industrial activity
4L.RESreservea tract of public land reserved for future use or restricted as to use
1L.RGNregionan area distinguished by one or more observable physical or cultural characteristics
1L.RGNHhistorical regiona former historic area distinguished by one or more observable physical or cultural characteristics
4.022 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
2.648P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
255P.PPLXsection of populated place
44P.PPLAseat of a first-order administrative divisionseat of a first-order administrative division (PPLC takes precedence over PPLA)
6P.PPLLpopulated localityan area similar to a locality but with a small group of dwellings or other buildings
3P.PPLA2seat of a second-order administrative division
2P.PPLFfarm villagea populated place where the population is largely engaged in agricultural activities
1P.PPLCcapital of a political entity
2.959 Total for P
Road / Railroad Features (road, railroad )
119R.RDroadan open way with improved surface for transportation of animals, people and vehicles
18R.RDJCTroad junctiona place where two or more roads join
16R.TRLtraila path, track, or route used by pedestrians, animals, or off-road vehicles
3R.CSWYcausewaya raised roadway across wet ground or shallow water
2R.RDBroad benda conspicuously curved or bent section of a road
1R.RYDrailroad yarda system of tracks used for the making up of trains, and switching and storing freight cars
1R.RJCTrailroad junctiona place where two or more railroad tracks join
1R.STKRstock routea route taken by livestock herds
161 Total for R
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
2.355S.SCHschoolbuilding(s) where instruction in one or more branches of knowledge takes place
639S.MKTmarketa place where goods are bought and sold at regular intervals
521S.FCLfacilitya building or buildings housing a center, institute, foundation, hospital, prison, mission, courthouse, etc.
364S.ESTestate(s)a large commercialized agricultural landholding with associated buildings and other facilities
203S.FRMfarma tract of land with associated buildings devoted to agriculture
176S.HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
162S.CHchurcha building for public Christian worship
124S.CTRMmedical centera complex of health care buildings including two or more of the following: hospital, medical school, clinic, pharmacy, doctor's offices, etc.
99S.MFGfactoryone or more buildings where goods are manufactured, processed or fabricated
80S.RSTNrailroad stationa facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading train passengers and freight
79S.HSPCclinica medical facility associated with a hospital for outpatients
68S.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
57S.RNCHranch(es)a large farm specializing in extensive grazing of livestock
54S.CMPcamp(s)a site occupied by tents, huts, or other shelters for temporary use
51S.AIRPairporta place where aircraft regularly land and take off, with runways, navigational aids, and major facilities for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
50S.PPpolice posta building in which police are stationed
38S.CTRCMcommunity centera facility for community recreation and other activities
35S.STNFforest stationa collection of buildings and facilities for carrying out forest management
34S.HSPhospitala building in which sick or injured, especially those confined to bed, are medically treated
33S.BDGbridgea structure erected across an obstacle such as a stream, road, etc., in order to carry roads, railroads, and pedestrians across
28S.DAMSBsub-surface dama dam put down to bedrock in a sand river
27S.ADMFadministrative facilitya government building
21S.SHSEstorehousea building for storing goods, especially provisions
20S.SCHTtechnical schoolpost-secondary school with a specifically technical or vocational curriculum
19S.RUINruin(s)a destroyed or decayed structure which is no longer functional
17S.MNmine(s)a site where mineral ores are extracted from the ground by excavating surface pits and subterranean passages
16S.PRKHQpark headquartersa park administrative facility
13S.NSYnursery(-ies)a place where plants are propagated for transplanting or grafting
13S.DAMdama barrier constructed across a stream to impound water
12S.AGRFagricultural facilitya building and/or tract of land used for improving agriculture
10S.VETFveterinary facilitya building or camp at which veterinary services are available
10S.LTHSElighthousea distinctive structure exhibiting a major navigation light
10S.MNQRquarry(-ies)a surface mine where building stone or gravel and sand, etc. are extracted
7S.TOWRtowera high conspicuous structure, typically much higher than its diameter
7S.RSTPrailroad stopa place lacking station facilities where trains stop to pick up and unload passengers and freight
7S.HUThuta small primitive house
6S.RHSEresthousea structure maintained for the rest and shelter of travelers
6S.BLDGbuilding(s)a structure built for permanent use, as a house, factory, etc.
5S.PSpower stationa facility for generating electric power
5S.DARYdairya facility for the processing, sale and distribution of milk or milk products
5S.CVNTconventa building where a community of nuns lives in seclusion
5S.MSQEmosquea building for public Islamic worship
4S.AIRFairfielda place on land where aircraft land and take off; no facilities provided for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
4S.RSDrailroad sidinga short track parallel to and joining the main track
4S.GATEgatea controlled access entrance or exit
4S.ANSarchaeological/prehistoric sitea place where archeological remains, old structures, or cultural artifacts are located
4S.CMTYcemeterya burial place or ground
4S.ATHFathletic fielda tract of land used for playing team sports, and athletic track and field events
4S.FYferrya boat or other floating conveyance and terminal facilities regularly used to transport people and vehicles across a waterbody
4S.STNMmeteorological stationa station at which weather elements are recorded
3S.PRNprisona facility for confining prisoners
3S.POpost officea public building in which mail is received, sorted and distributed
3S.CTHSEcourthousea building in which courts of law are held
3S.OBPTobservation pointa wildlife or scenic observation point
3S.WTRWwaterworksa facility for supplying potable water through a water source and a system of pumps and filtration beds
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.
2S.ESTSGsugar plantationan estate that specializes in growing sugar cane
2S.FRMTfarmsteadthe buildings and adjacent service areas of a farm
2S.MNMTmonumenta commemorative structure or statue
2S.CAVEcave(s)an underground passageway or chamber, or cavity on the side of a cliff
2S.FTforta defensive structure or earthworks
1S.WEIRweir(s)a small dam in a stream, designed to raise the water level or to divert stream flow through a desired channel
1S.TMBtomb(s)a structure for interring bodies
1S.SCHCcollegethe grounds and buildings of an institution of higher learning
1S.RECRracetracka track where races are held
1S.JTYjettya structure built out into the water at a river mouth or harbor entrance to regulate currents and silting
1S.HSPLleprosariuman asylum or hospital for lepers
1S.GDNgarden(s)an enclosure for displaying selected plant or animal life
1S.MALLmallA large, often enclosed shopping complex containing various stores, businesses, and restaurants usually accessible by common passageways.
1S.HSPDdispensarya building where medical or dental aid is dispensed
1S.CTRFfacility centera place where more than one facility is situated
1S.MUSmuseuma building where objects of permanent interest in one or more of the arts and sciences are preserved and exhibited
1S.AIRQabandoned airfield
1S.BCNbeacona fixed artificial navigation mark
1S.GHSEguest housea house used to provide lodging for paying guests
1S.BDGQruined bridgea destroyed or decayed bridge which is no longer functional
1S.SQRsquarea broad, open, public area near the center of a town or city
1S.STDMstadiuma structure with an enclosure for athletic games with tiers of seats for spectators
5.567 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
3.177T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
243T.HLLShillsrounded elevations of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
123T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
110T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
109T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
98T.PLNplain(s)an extensive area of comparatively level to gently undulating land, lacking surface irregularities, and usually adjacent to a higher area
69T.RKrocka conspicuous, isolated rocky mass
55T.PKpeaka pointed elevation atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic feature
44T.CRTRcrater(s)a generally circular saucer or bowl-shaped depression caused by volcanic or meteorite explosive action
41T.RDGEridge(s)a long narrow elevation with steep sides, and a more or less continuous crest
35T.SCRPescarpmenta long line of cliffs or steep slopes separating level surfaces above and below
32T.VALvalleyan elongated depression usually traversed by a stream
31T.PASSpassa break in a mountain range or other high obstruction, used for transportation from one side to the other [See also gap]
23T.PLATplateauan elevated plain with steep slopes on one or more sides, and often with incised streams
21T.RKSrocksconspicuous, isolated rocky masses
13T.FORDforda shallow part of a stream which can be crossed on foot or by land vehicle
12T.MTSmountainsa mountain range or a group of mountains or high ridges
11T.BCHbeacha shore zone of coarse unconsolidated sediment that extends from the low-water line to the highest reach of storm waves
9T.GRGEgorge(s)a short, narrow, steep-sided section of a stream valley
7T.ISLSislandstracts of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
7T.DSRTdeserta large area with little or no vegetation due to extreme environmental conditions
7T.PANpana near-level shallow, natural depression or basin, usually containing an intermittent lake, pond, or pool
6T.DPRdepression(s)a low area surrounded by higher land and usually characterized by interior drainage
6T.CLFcliff(s)a high, steep to perpendicular slope overlooking a waterbody or lower area
5T.SPURspur(s)a subordinate ridge projecting outward from a hill, mountain or other elevation
4T.CONEcone(s)a conical landform composed of mud or volcanic material
2T.DLTAdeltaa flat plain formed by alluvial deposits at the mouth of a stream
1T.SPITspita narrow, straight or curved continuation of a beach into a waterbody
1T.CAPEcapea land area, more prominent than a point, projecting into the sea and marking a notable change in coastal direction
1T.PROMpromontory(-ies)a bluff or prominent hill overlooking or projecting into a lowland
1T.SDLsaddlea broad, open pass crossing a ridge or between hills or mountains
1T.MESAmesa(s)a flat-topped, isolated elevation with steep slopes on all sides, less extensive than a plateau
1T.VLCvolcanoa conical elevation composed of volcanic materials with a crater at the top
4.306 Total for T
Vegetation Features (forest,heath,...)
230V.FRSTforest(s)an area dominated by tree vegetation
230 Total for V

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