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Feature Statistic Saudi Arabia

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
13A.ADM1first-order administrative divisiona primary administrative division of a country, such as a state in the United States
3A.ADMDadministrative divisionan administrative division of a country, undifferentiated as to administrative level
1A.PCLIindependent political entity
17 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
3.668H.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
1.983H.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
720H.SBKHsabkha(s)a salt flat or salt encrusted plain subject to periodic inundation from flooding or high tides
416H.WTRHwaterhole(s)a natural hole, hollow, or small depression that contains water, used by man and animals, especially in arid areas
148H.PNDIintermittent pond
78H.SPNGspring(s)a place where ground water flows naturally out of the ground
70H.RFreef(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material
54H.WADMwadi mouththe lower terminus of a wadi where it widens into an adjoining floodplain, depression, or waterbody
53H.WADJwadi junctiona place where two or more wadies join
41H.BAYbaya coastal indentation between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
31H.COVEcove(s)a small coastal indentation, smaller than a bay
30H.POOLIintermittent pool
22H.INLTinleta narrow waterway extending into the land, or connecting a bay or lagoon with a larger body of water
21H.RSVTwater tanka contained pool or tank of water at, below, or above ground level
20H.SHOLshoal(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of unconsolidated material
20H.RVNravine(s)a small, narrow, deep, steep-sided stream channel, smaller than a gorge
19H.LKIintermittent lake
16H.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
11H.CHNMmarine channelthat part of a body of water deep enough for navigation through an area otherwise not suitable
11H.STMIintermittent stream
10H.ANCHanchoragean area where vessels may anchor
10H.FLTMmud flat(s)a relatively level area of mud either between high and low tide lines, or subject to flooding
5H.MRSHmarsh(es)a wetland dominated by grass-like vegetation
4H.WTLDIintermittent wetland
3H.WTLDwetlandan area subject to inundation, usually characterized by bog, marsh, or swamp vegetation
3H.BNKbank(s)an elevation, typically located on a shelf, over which the depth of water is relatively shallow but sufficient for most surface navigation
3H.BGHTbight(s)an open body of water forming a slight recession in a coastline
2H.PNDponda small standing waterbody
2H.STMstreama body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
2H.STRTstraita relatively narrow waterway, usually narrower and less extensive than a sound, connecting two larger bodies of water
2H.RSVreservoir(s)an artificial pond or lake
2H.WLLQabandoned well
1H.PNDNIintermittent salt pond(s)
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.CNLAaqueducta conduit used to carry water
1H.PNDNsalt ponda small standing body of salt water often in a marsh or swamp, usually along a seacoast
1H.WADXsection of wadi
1H.WADBwadi benda conspicuously curved or bent segment of a wadi
1H.CHNchannelthe deepest part of a stream, bay, lagoon, or strait, through which the main current flows
1H.WLLSwellscylindrical holes, pits, or tunnels drilled or dug down to a depth from which water, oil, or gas can be pumped or brought to the surface
7.488 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
571L.LCTYlocalitya minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries
211L.AREAareaa tract of land without homogeneous character or boundaries
67L.TRBtribal areaa tract of land used by nomadic or other tribes
45L.OASoasis(-es)an area in a desert made productive by the availability of water
30L.PRKparkan area, often of forested land, maintained as a place of beauty, or for recreation
27L.OILFoilfieldan area containing a subterranean store of petroleum of economic value
15L.RGNregionan area distinguished by one or more observable physical or cultural characteristics
9L.PRTporta place provided with terminal and transfer facilities for loading and discharging waterborne cargo or passengers, usually located in a harbor
4L.DEVHhousing developmenta tract of land on which many houses of similar design are built according to a development plan
4L.INDSindustrial areaan area characterized by industrial activity
3L.GVLgravel areaan area covered with gravel
2L.GRAZgrazing areaan area of grasses and shrubs used for grazing
988 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
2.687P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
355P.PPLXsection of populated place
89P.PPLLpopulated localityan area similar to a locality but with a small group of dwellings or other buildings
12P.PPLAseat of a first-order administrative divisionseat of a first-order administrative division (PPLC takes precedence over PPLA)
5P.PPLQabandoned populated place
2P.PPLSpopulated placescities, towns, villages, or other agglomerations of buildings where people live and work
1P.PPLCcapital of a political entity
1P.PPLRreligious populated placea populated place whose population is largely engaged in religious occupations
1P.PPLHhistorical populated placea populated place that no longer exists
3.153 Total for P
Road / Railroad Features (road, railroad )
199R.STstreeta paved urban thoroughfare
57R.RDroadan open way with improved surface for transportation of animals, people and vehicles
17R.TRLtraila path, track, or route used by pedestrians, animals, or off-road vehicles
3R.RDJCTroad junctiona place where two or more roads join
1R.RDBroad benda conspicuously curved or bent section of a road
1R.CSWYcausewaya raised roadway across wet ground or shallow water
278 Total for R
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
438S.HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
286S.FRMfarma tract of land with associated buildings devoted to agriculture
121S.MNmine(s)a site where mineral ores are extracted from the ground by excavating surface pits and subterranean passages
50S.MALLmallA large, often enclosed shopping complex containing various stores, businesses, and restaurants usually accessible by common passageways.
48S.BLDGbuilding(s)a structure built for permanent use, as a house, factory, etc.
47S.AIRFairfielda place on land where aircraft land and take off; no facilities provided for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
47S.TOWRtowera high conspicuous structure, typically much higher than its diameter
44S.RUINruin(s)a destroyed or decayed structure which is no longer functional
39S.FTforta defensive structure or earthworks
38S.AIRPairporta place where aircraft regularly land and take off, with runways, navigational aids, and major facilities for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
36S.RSTNQabandoned railroad station
35S.PPpolice posta building in which police are stationed
33S.CARNcairna heap of stones erected as a landmark or for other purposes
32S.HSPhospitala building in which sick or injured, especially those confined to bed, are medically treated
30S.ANSarchaeological/prehistoric sitea place where archeological remains, old structures, or cultural artifacts are located
23S.ADMFadministrative facilitya government building
19S.DAMdama barrier constructed across a stream to impound water
17S.CTRCMcommunity centera facility for community recreation and other activities
15S.GOSPgas-oil separator planta facility for separating gas from oil
13S.CMPcamp(s)a site occupied by tents, huts, or other shelters for temporary use
11S.CAVEcave(s)an underground passageway or chamber, or cavity on the side of a cliff
11S.PSTBborder posta post or station at an international boundary for the regulation of movement of people and goods
10S.SCHschoolbuilding(s) where instruction in one or more branches of knowledge takes place
10S.SCHCcollegethe grounds and buildings of an institution of higher learning
9S.MSQEmosquea building for public Islamic worship
9S.MUSmuseuma building where objects of permanent interest in one or more of the arts and sciences are preserved and exhibited
9S.PMPOoil pumping stationa facility for pumping oil through a pipeline
6S.MKTmarketa place where goods are bought and sold at regular intervals
4S.BDGbridgea structure erected across an obstacle such as a stream, road, etc., in order to carry roads, railroads, and pedestrians across
4S.GDNgarden(s)an enclosure for displaying selected plant or animal life
4S.LTHSElighthousea distinctive structure exhibiting a major navigation light
4S.SCHMmilitary schoola school at which military science forms the core of the curriculum
4S.TRIGtriangulation stationa point on the earth whose position has been determined by triangulation
4S.WTRWwaterworksa facility for supplying potable water through a water source and a system of pumps and filtration beds
4S.OILWoil wella well from which oil may be pumped
4S.TRMOoil pipeline terminala tank farm or loading facility at the end of an oil pipeline
3S.HUThuta small primitive house
3S.BLDOoffice buildingcommercial building where business and/or services are conducted
3S.OILRoil refinerya facility for converting crude oil into refined petroleum products
3S.RSTNrailroad stationa facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading train passengers and freight
3S.RLGreligious sitean ancient site of significant religious importance
2S.INSMmilitary installationa facility for use of and control by armed forces
2S.CMTYcemeterya burial place or ground
2S.AIRBairbasean area used to store supplies, provide barracks for air force personnel, hangars and runways for aircraft, and from which operations are initiated
2S.AGRFagricultural facilitya building and/or tract of land used for improving agriculture
2S.HSTShistorical sitea place of historical importance
2S.GRVEgravea burial site
2S.FCLfacilitya building or buildings housing a center, institute, foundation, hospital, prison, mission, courthouse, etc.
2S.MNQabandoned mine
2S.STNMmeteorological stationa station at which weather elements are recorded
2S.MNMTmonumenta commemorative structure or statue
2S.STDMstadiuma structure with an enclosure for athletic games with tiers of seats for spectators
2S.SHRNshrinea structure or place memorializing a person or religious concept
2S.MNQRquarry(-ies)a surface mine where building stone or gravel and sand, etc. are extracted
2S.PIERpiera structure built out into navigable water on piles providing berthing for ships and recreation
1S.CTRMmedical centera complex of health care buildings including two or more of the following: hospital, medical school, clinic, pharmacy, doctor's offices, etc.
1S.ITTRresearch institutea facility where research is carried out
1S.COMCcommunication centera facility, including buildings, antennae, towers and electronic equipment for receiving and transmitting information
1S.BUSTNbus stationa facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading passengers
1S.CMPQabandoned camp
1S.BPboundary markera fixture marking a point along a boundary
1S.AIRHheliporta place where helicopters land and take off
1S.CRRLcorral(s)a pen or enclosure for confining or capturing animals
1S.PALpalacea large stately house, often a royal or presidential residence
1S.HSPDdispensarya building where medical or dental aid is dispensed
1S.HSEhouse(s)a building used as a human habitation
1S.MFGfactoryone or more buildings where goods are manufactured, processed or fabricated
1S.HSPCclinica medical facility associated with a hospital for outpatients
1S.ESTOoil palm plantationan estate specializing in the cultivation of oil palm trees
1S.DAMQruined dama destroyed or decayed dam which is no longer functional
1S.MNAUgold mine(s)a mine where gold ore, or alluvial gold is extracted
1S.PSpower stationa facility for generating electric power
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.PRNprisona facility for confining prisoners
1S.STNCcoast guard stationa facility from which the coast is guarded by armed vessels
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.RECRracetracka track where races are held
1S.ZOOzooa zoological garden or park where wild animals are kept for exhibition
1S.OILQabandoned oil well
1.585 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
3.632T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
1.118T.DUNEdune(s)a wave form, ridge or star shape feature composed of sand
923T.HLLShillsrounded elevations of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
798T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
645T.DPRdepression(s)a low area surrounded by higher land and usually characterized by interior drainage
323T.RDGEridge(s)a long narrow elevation with steep sides, and a more or less continuous crest
307T.SANDsand areaa tract of land covered with sand
207T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
170T.PLNplain(s)an extensive area of comparatively level to gently undulating land, lacking surface irregularities, and usually adjacent to a higher area
166T.TRGDinterdune trough(s)a long wind-swept trough between parallel longitudinal dunes
140T.SCRPescarpmenta long line of cliffs or steep slopes separating level surfaces above and below
122T.PROMpromontory(-ies)a bluff or prominent hill overlooking or projecting into a lowland
118T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
107T.MTSmountainsa mountain range or a group of mountains or high ridges
77T.LAVAlava areaan area of solidified lava
64T.RKSrocksconspicuous, isolated rocky masses
55T.BUTEbutte(s)a small, isolated, usually flat-topped hill with steep sides
54T.CONEcone(s)a conical landform composed of mud or volcanic material
54T.VALvalleyan elongated depression usually traversed by a stream
52T.PKpeaka pointed elevation atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic feature
51T.PASSpassa break in a mountain range or other high obstruction, used for transportation from one side to the other [See also gap]
30T.PLATplateauan elevated plain with steep slopes on one or more sides, and often with incised streams
27T.MESAmesa(s)a flat-topped, isolated elevation with steep slopes on all sides, less extensive than a plateau
20T.ISLSislandstracts of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
19T.GRGEgorge(s)a short, narrow, steep-sided section of a stream valley
18T.RKrocka conspicuous, isolated rocky mass
18T.SINKsinkholea small crater-shape depression in a karst area
18T.SPURspur(s)a subordinate ridge projecting outward from a hill, mountain or other elevation
13T.CLFcliff(s)a high, steep to perpendicular slope overlooking a waterbody or lower area
13T.DSRTdeserta large area with little or no vegetation due to extreme environmental conditions
13T.PANpana near-level shallow, natural depression or basin, usually containing an intermittent lake, pond, or pool
12T.UPLDuplandan extensive interior region of high land with low to moderate surface relief
8T.CRTRcrater(s)a generally circular saucer or bowl-shaped depression caused by volcanic or meteorite explosive action
7T.CAPEcapea land area, more prominent than a point, projecting into the sea and marking a notable change in coastal direction
7T.PENpeninsulaan elongate area of land projecting into a body of water and nearly surrounded by water
6T.SLPslope(s)a surface with a relatively uniform slope angle
5T.HMCKhammock(s)a patch of ground, distinct from and slightly above the surrounding plain or wetland. Often occurs in groups
4T.VLCvolcanoa conical elevation composed of volcanic materials with a crater at the top
3T.CFTcleft(s)a deep narrow slot, notch, or groove in a coastal cliff
3T.SHORshorea narrow zone bordering a waterbody which covers and uncovers at high and low water, respectively
2T.BLDRboulder fielda high altitude or high latitude bare, flat area covered with large angular rocks
2T.PLNXsection of plain
1T.HDLDheadlanda high projection of land extending into a large body of water beyond the line of the coast
1T.CNYNcanyona deep, narrow valley with steep sides cutting into a plateau or mountainous area
1T.BCHbeacha shore zone of coarse unconsolidated sediment that extends from the low-water line to the highest reach of storm waves
1T.SPITspita narrow, straight or curved continuation of a beach into a waterbody
1T.REGstony deserta desert plain characterized by a surface veneer of gravel and stones
1T.SDLsaddlea broad, open pass crossing a ridge or between hills or mountains
9.437 Total for T
Vegetation Features (forest,heath,...)
8V.GRVPpalm grovea planting of palm trees
5V.TREEtree(s)a conspicuous tree used as a landmark
3V.SCRBscrublandan area of low trees, bushes, and shrubs stunted by some environmental limitation
2V.CULTcultivated areaan area under cultivation
1V.MDWmeadowa small, poorly drained area dominated by grassy vegetation
19 Total for V

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