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Feature Statistic Tanzania

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
189A.ADM3third-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a second-order administrative division
180A.ADM2second-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a first-order administrative division
30A.ADM1first-order administrative divisiona primary administrative division of a country, such as a state in the United States
1A.ADM2Hhistorical second-order administrative divisiona former second-order administrative division
1A.PCLIindependent political entity
401 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
2.073H.STMstreama body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
134H.RFreef(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material
98H.BAYbaya coastal indentation between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
87H.LKlakea large inland body of standing water
43H.MRSHmarsh(es)a wetland dominated by grass-like vegetation
43H.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
32H.SHOLshoal(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of unconsolidated material
30H.CHNMmarine channelthat part of a body of water deep enough for navigation through an area otherwise not suitable
26H.CRKTtidal creek(s)a meandering channel in a coastal wetland subject to bi-directional tidal currents
19H.STMIintermittent stream
19H.WTRHwaterhole(s)a natural hole, hollow, or small depression that contains water, used by man and animals, especially in arid areas
15H.CHNLlake channel(s)that part of a lake having water deep enough for navigation between islands, shoals, etc.
9H.HBRharbor(s)a haven or space of deep water so sheltered by the adjacent land as to afford a safe anchorage for ships
9H.SPNGspring(s)a place where ground water flows naturally out of the ground
8H.ESTYestuarya funnel-shaped stream mouth or embayment where fresh water mixes with sea water under tidal influences
6H.SWMPswampa wetland dominated by tree vegetation
4H.LGNlagoona shallow coastal waterbody, completely or partly separated from a larger body of water by a barrier island, coral reef or other depositional feature
4H.LKCcrater lakea lake in a crater or caldera
4H.FLLSwaterfall(s)a perpendicular or very steep descent of the water of a stream
3H.RPDSrapidsa turbulent section of a stream associated with a steep, irregular stream bed
2H.HBRXsection of harbor
2H.COVEcove(s)a small coastal indentation, smaller than a bay
2H.INLTinleta narrow waterway extending into the land, or connecting a bay or lagoon with a larger body of water
2H.FLTTtidal flat(s)a large flat area of mud or sand attached to the shore and alternately covered and uncovered by the tide
2H.RSVreservoir(s)an artificial pond or lake
1H.LKIintermittent lake
1H.ANCHanchoragean area where vessels may anchor
1H.MGVmangrove swampa tropical tidal mud flat characterized by mangrove vegetation
1H.PNDponda small standing waterbody
1H.PNDIintermittent pond
1H.RVNravine(s)a small, narrow, deep, steep-sided stream channel, smaller than a gorge
2.682 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
402L.RESFforest reservea forested area set aside for preservation or controlled use
227L.AREAareaa tract of land without homogeneous character or boundaries
115L.LCTYlocalitya minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries
33L.RESreservea tract of public land reserved for future use or restricted as to use
12L.RESWwildlife reservea tract of public land reserved for the preservation of wildlife
9L.PRKparkan area, often of forested land, maintained as a place of beauty, or for recreation
6L.RGNregionan area distinguished by one or more observable physical or cultural characteristics
2L.RESNnature reservean area reserved for the maintenance of a natural habitat
1L.PRTporta place provided with terminal and transfer facilities for loading and discharging waterborne cargo or passengers, usually located in a harbor
1L.BSNDdrainage basinan area drained by a stream
808 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
7.631P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
28P.PPLAseat of a first-order administrative divisionseat of a first-order administrative division (PPLC takes precedence over PPLA)
24P.PPLXsection of populated place
5P.PPLLpopulated localityan area similar to a locality but with a small group of dwellings or other buildings
2P.PPLA2seat of a second-order administrative division
1P.PPLA3seat of a third-order administrative division
1P.PPLCcapital of a political entity
7.692 Total for P
Road / Railroad Features (road, railroad )
7R.STstreeta paved urban thoroughfare
5R.RDJCTroad junctiona place where two or more roads join
3R.RDroadan open way with improved surface for transportation of animals, people and vehicles
15 Total for R
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
163S.HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
148S.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
53S.DAMdama barrier constructed across a stream to impound water
36S.ESTestate(s)a large commercialized agricultural landholding with associated buildings and other facilities
35S.SCHschoolbuilding(s) where instruction in one or more branches of knowledge takes place
31S.AIRPairporta place where aircraft regularly land and take off, with runways, navigational aids, and major facilities for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
27S.RSTNrailroad stationa facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading train passengers and freight
18S.LTHSElighthousea distinctive structure exhibiting a major navigation light
17S.LDNGlandinga place where boats receive or discharge passengers and freight, but lacking most port facilities
13S.MNmine(s)a site where mineral ores are extracted from the ground by excavating surface pits and subterranean passages
11S.AIRFairfielda place on land where aircraft land and take off; no facilities provided for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
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
8S.CMPcamp(s)a site occupied by tents, huts, or other shelters for temporary use
8S.RUINruin(s)a destroyed or decayed structure which is no longer functional
4S.CHchurcha building for public Christian worship
4S.FYferrya boat or other floating conveyance and terminal facilities regularly used to transport people and vehicles across a waterbody
4S.RSDrailroad sidinga short track parallel to and joining the main track
4S.HSEhouse(s)a building used as a human habitation
3S.HSPhospitala building in which sick or injured, especially those confined to bed, are medically treated
3S.STNMmeteorological stationa station at which weather elements are recorded
3S.MLSWsawmilla mill where logs or lumber are sawn to specified shapes and sizes
2S.PKLTparking lotan area used for parking vehicles
2S.RSRTresorta specialized facility for vacation, health, or participation sports activities
2S.BDGbridgea structure erected across an obstacle such as a stream, road, etc., in order to carry roads, railroads, and pedestrians across
2S.FRMfarma tract of land with associated buildings devoted to agriculture
2S.GHSEguest housea house used to provide lodging for paying guests
2S.PSpower stationa facility for generating electric power
2S.RNCHranch(es)a large farm specializing in extensive grazing of livestock
1S.MLmill(s)a building housing machines for transforming, shaping, finishing, grinding, or extracting products
1S.AIRQabandoned airfield
1S.MNAUgold mine(s)a mine where gold ore, or alluvial gold is extracted
1S.BUSTNbus stationa facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading passengers
1S.CMPRFrefugee campa camp used by refugees
1S.CTRFfacility centera place where more than one facility is situated
1S.PRNprisona facility for confining prisoners
1S.HSPLleprosariuman asylum or hospital for lepers
1S.FTforta defensive structure or earthworks
1S.MUSmuseuma building where objects of permanent interest in one or more of the arts and sciences are preserved and exhibited
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.GATEgatea controlled access entrance or exit
1S.ADMFadministrative facilitya government building
1S.HUTShutssmall primitive houses
1S.TMBtomb(s)a structure for interring bodies
1S.ESTSGsugar plantationan estate that specializes in growing sugar cane
1S.PRKGTpark gatea controlled access to a park
1S.BLDGbuilding(s)a structure built for permanent use, as a house, factory, etc.
644 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
2.182T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
293T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
279T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
117T.HLLShillsrounded elevations of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
100T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
34T.MTSmountainsa mountain range or a group of mountains or high ridges
19T.PLNplain(s)an extensive area of comparatively level to gently undulating land, lacking surface irregularities, and usually adjacent to a higher area
17T.ISLSislandstracts of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
16T.PKpeaka pointed elevation atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic feature
14T.RKrocka conspicuous, isolated rocky mass
13T.CONEcone(s)a conical landform composed of mud or volcanic material
12T.VALvalleyan elongated depression usually traversed by a stream
10T.RDGEridge(s)a long narrow elevation with steep sides, and a more or less continuous crest
8T.PLATplateauan elevated plain with steep slopes on one or more sides, and often with incised streams
8T.RKSrocksconspicuous, isolated rocky masses
7T.CRTRcrater(s)a generally circular saucer or bowl-shaped depression caused by volcanic or meteorite explosive action
7T.PENpeninsulaan elongate area of land projecting into a body of water and nearly surrounded by water
7T.SCRPescarpmenta long line of cliffs or steep slopes separating level surfaces above and below
5T.GRGEgorge(s)a short, narrow, steep-sided section of a stream valley
4T.CAPEcapea land area, more prominent than a point, projecting into the sea and marking a notable change in coastal direction
3T.CLFcliff(s)a high, steep to perpendicular slope overlooking a waterbody or lower area
3T.UPLDuplandan extensive interior region of high land with low to moderate surface relief
3T.SPITspita narrow, straight or curved continuation of a beach into a waterbody
2T.VALXsection of valley
1T.DLTAdeltaa flat plain formed by alluvial deposits at the mouth of a stream
1T.HDLDheadlanda high projection of land extending into a large body of water beyond the line of the coast
1T.PASSpassa break in a mountain range or other high obstruction, used for transportation from one side to the other [See also gap]
1T.BCHbeacha shore zone of coarse unconsolidated sediment that extends from the low-water line to the highest reach of storm waves
3.167 Total for T
Vegetation Features (forest,heath,...)
7V.FRSTforest(s)an area dominated by tree vegetation
7 Total for V

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