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Feature Statistic Uganda

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
1.356A.ADM4fourth-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a third-order administrative division
173A.ADM3third-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a second-order administrative division
136A.ADM5fifth-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a fourth-order administrative division
112A.ADM2second-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a first-order administrative division
41A.ADMDadministrative divisionan administrative division of a country, undifferentiated as to administrative level
36A.PRSHparishan ecclesiastical district
4A.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
1A.PCLHhistorical political entitya former political entity
1.861 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
2.424H.STMstreama body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
70H.LKlakea large inland body of standing water
41H.BAYbaya coastal indentation between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
38H.MRSHmarsh(es)a wetland dominated by grass-like vegetation
36H.LKCcrater lakea lake in a crater or caldera
23H.WTLDIintermittent wetland
22H.STMIintermittent stream
13H.COVEcove(s)a small coastal indentation, smaller than a bay
11H.SWMPswampa wetland dominated by tree vegetation
9H.CHNLlake channel(s)that part of a lake having water deep enough for navigation between islands, shoals, etc.
8H.WTRHwaterhole(s)a natural hole, hollow, or small depression that contains water, used by man and animals, especially in arid areas
7H.STMXsection of stream
6H.FLLSwaterfall(s)a perpendicular or very steep descent of the water of a stream
3H.DTCHditcha small artificial watercourse dug for draining or irrigating the land
3H.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
3H.BGHTbight(s)an open body of water forming a slight recession in a coastline
2H.RPDSrapidsa turbulent section of a stream associated with a steep, irregular stream bed
2H.PNDponda small standing waterbody
2H.HBRharbor(s)a haven or space of deep water so sheltered by the adjacent land as to afford a safe anchorage for ships
1H.LGNlagoona shallow coastal waterbody, completely or partly separated from a larger body of water by a barrier island, coral reef or other depositional feature
1H.SPNThot spring(s)a place where hot ground water flows naturally out of the ground
1H.PNDNsalt ponda small standing body of salt water often in a marsh or swamp, usually along a seacoast
1H.SPNGspring(s)a place where ground water flows naturally out of the ground
1H.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
1H.STMDdistributary(-ies)a branch which flows away from the main stream, as in a delta or irrigation canal
2.729 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
986L.LCTYlocalitya minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries
81L.RESFforest reservea forested area set aside for preservation or controlled use
67L.AREAareaa tract of land without homogeneous character or boundaries
21L.RESWwildlife reservea tract of public land reserved for the preservation of wildlife
11L.PRKparkan area, often of forested land, maintained as a place of beauty, or for recreation
10L.RESHhunting reservea tract of land used primarily for hunting
5L.RESNnature reservean area reserved for the maintenance of a natural habitat
2L.RGNregionan area distinguished by one or more observable physical or cultural characteristics
1L.RESreservea tract of public land reserved for future use or restricted as to use
1L.TRBtribal areaa tract of land used by nomadic or other tribes
1.185 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
6.212P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
117P.PPLLpopulated localityan area similar to a locality but with a small group of dwellings or other buildings
106P.PPLA2seat of a second-order administrative division
23P.PPLXsection of populated place
4P.PPLSpopulated placescities, towns, villages, or other agglomerations of buildings where people live and work
3P.PPLAseat of a first-order administrative divisionseat of a first-order administrative division (PPLC takes precedence over PPLA)
1P.PPLA3seat of a third-order administrative division
1P.PPLCcapital of a political entity
6.467 Total for P
Road / Railroad Features (road, railroad )
18R.STstreeta paved urban thoroughfare
2R.RDroadan open way with improved surface for transportation of animals, people and vehicles
20 Total for R
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
93S.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
39S.ESTestate(s)a large commercialized agricultural landholding with associated buildings and other facilities
37S.LDNGlandinga place where boats receive or discharge passengers and freight, but lacking most port facilities
28S.RSTNrailroad stationa facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading train passengers and freight
27S.HSPhospitala building in which sick or injured, especially those confined to bed, are medically treated
25S.TRIGtriangulation stationa point on the earth whose position has been determined by triangulation
22S.AIRPairporta place where aircraft regularly land and take off, with runways, navigational aids, and major facilities for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
17S.HSPCclinica medical facility associated with a hospital for outpatients
17S.RUINruin(s)a destroyed or decayed structure which is no longer functional
16S.FTforta defensive structure or earthworks
16S.SCHschoolbuilding(s) where instruction in one or more branches of knowledge takes place
15S.HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
15S.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.
14S.TMBtomb(s)a structure for interring bodies
9S.FYferrya boat or other floating conveyance and terminal facilities regularly used to transport people and vehicles across a waterbody
9S.CMPcamp(s)a site occupied by tents, huts, or other shelters for temporary use
8S.PSpower stationa facility for generating electric power
8S.DAMdama barrier constructed across a stream to impound water
8S.TOWRtowera high conspicuous structure, typically much higher than its diameter
6S.CMPRFrefugee campa camp used by refugees
6S.PSTBborder posta post or station at an international boundary for the regulation of movement of people and goods
6S.PRNprisona facility for confining prisoners
5S.FRMfarma tract of land with associated buildings devoted to agriculture
4S.MLSWsawmilla mill where logs or lumber are sawn to specified shapes and sizes
3S.BLDOoffice buildingcommercial building where business and/or services are conducted
3S.MKTmarketa place where goods are bought and sold at regular intervals
3S.STNFforest stationa collection of buildings and facilities for carrying out forest management
2S.SCHCcollegethe grounds and buildings of an institution of higher learning
2S.MNmine(s)a site where mineral ores are extracted from the ground by excavating surface pits and subterranean passages
2S.RHSEresthousea structure maintained for the rest and shelter of travelers
1S.MUSmuseuma building where objects of permanent interest in one or more of the arts and sciences are preserved and exhibited
1S.LTHSElighthousea distinctive structure exhibiting a major navigation light
1S.AIRQabandoned airfield
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.ZOOzooa zoological garden or park where wild animals are kept for exhibition
1S.AGRFagricultural facilitya building and/or tract of land used for improving agriculture
1S.PSHhydroelectric power stationa building where electricity is generated from water power
1S.GATEgatea controlled access entrance or exit
1S.ADMFadministrative facilitya government building
1S.HSPLleprosariuman asylum or hospital for lepers
1S.PPpolice posta building in which police are stationed
1S.BLDGbuilding(s)a structure built for permanent use, as a house, factory, etc.
1S.PRNJreformatorya facility for confining, training, and reforming young law offenders
1S.SCHTtechnical schoolpost-secondary school with a specifically technical or vocational curriculum
1S.STNBscientific research basea scientific facility used as a base from which research is carried out or monitored
480 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
1.620T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
269T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
201T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
77T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
49T.PKpeaka pointed elevation atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic feature
16T.RDGEridge(s)a long narrow elevation with steep sides, and a more or less continuous crest
13T.HLLShillsrounded elevations of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
12T.RKrocka conspicuous, isolated rocky mass
8T.ISLSislandstracts of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
8T.RKSrocksconspicuous, isolated rocky masses
7T.SPURspur(s)a subordinate ridge projecting outward from a hill, mountain or other elevation
6T.MTSmountainsa mountain range or a group of mountains or high ridges
5T.PASSpassa break in a mountain range or other high obstruction, used for transportation from one side to the other [See also gap]
2T.SPITspita narrow, straight or curved continuation of a beach into a waterbody
2T.VLCvolcanoa conical elevation composed of volcanic materials with a crater at the top
1T.PLNplain(s)an extensive area of comparatively level to gently undulating land, lacking surface irregularities, and usually adjacent to a higher area
1T.DPRdepression(s)a low area surrounded by higher land and usually characterized by interior drainage
1T.CRTRcrater(s)a generally circular saucer or bowl-shaped depression caused by volcanic or meteorite explosive action
1T.VALvalleyan elongated depression usually traversed by a stream
2.299 Total for T
Vegetation Features (forest,heath,...)
134V.FRSTforest(s)an area dominated by tree vegetation
13V.SCRBscrublandan area of low trees, bushes, and shrubs stunted by some environmental limitation
147 Total for V

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