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Feature Statistic Yemen

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
2.034A.ADM3third-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a second-order administrative division
333A.ADM2second-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a first-order administrative division
22A.ADM1first-order administrative divisiona primary administrative division of a country, such as a state in the United States
1A.PCLIindependent political entity
1A.PCLHhistorical political entitya former political entity
2.391 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
4.634H.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
397H.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
58H.BAYbaya coastal indentation between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
50H.RVNravine(s)a small, narrow, deep, steep-sided stream channel, smaller than a gorge
15H.WADXsection of wadi
14H.CNLcanalan artificial watercourse
12H.SPNGspring(s)a place where ground water flows naturally out of the ground
11H.RFreef(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material
10H.SHOLshoal(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of unconsolidated material
10H.INLTinleta narrow waterway extending into the land, or connecting a bay or lagoon with a larger body of water
7H.STMstreama body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
6H.STMHheadwatersthe source and upper part of a stream, including the upper drainage basin
6H.RSVTwater tanka contained pool or tank of water at, below, or above ground level
4H.WTRHwaterhole(s)a natural hole, hollow, or small depression that contains water, used by man and animals, especially in arid areas
4H.BGHTbight(s)an open body of water forming a slight recession in a coastline
4H.HBRharbor(s)a haven or space of deep water so sheltered by the adjacent land as to afford a safe anchorage for ships
3H.SPNThot spring(s)a place where hot ground water flows naturally out of the ground
3H.CHNMmarine channelthat part of a body of water deep enough for navigation through an area otherwise not suitable
3H.ANCHanchoragean area where vessels may anchor
2H.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
2H.WLLQabandoned well
2H.COVEcove(s)a small coastal indentation, smaller than a bay
1H.STMIintermittent stream
1H.LKCcrater lakea lake in a crater or caldera
1H.SBKHsabkha(s)a salt flat or salt encrusted plain subject to periodic inundation from flooding or high tides
1H.CHNchannelthe deepest part of a stream, bay, lagoon, or strait, through which the main current flows
1H.STRTstraita relatively narrow waterway, usually narrower and less extensive than a sound, connecting two larger bodies of water
1H.LKlakea large inland body of standing water
1H.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.BNKbank(s)an elevation, typically located on a shelf, over which the depth of water is relatively shallow but sufficient for most surface navigation
1H.STMXsection of stream
1H.SYSIirrigation systema network of ditches and one or more of the following elements: water supply, reservoir, canal, pump, well, drain, etc.
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.FLLSwaterfall(s)a perpendicular or very steep descent of the water of a stream
5.269 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
616L.TRBtribal areaa tract of land used by nomadic or other tribes
491L.AREAareaa tract of land without homogeneous character or boundaries
42L.LCTYlocalitya minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries
8L.PRKparkan area, often of forested land, maintained as a place of beauty, or for recreation
6L.PRTporta place provided with terminal and transfer facilities for loading and discharging waterborne cargo or passengers, usually located in a harbor
5L.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
1L.SALTsalt areaa shallow basin or flat where salt accumulates after periodic inundation
1.170 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
33.633P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
1.120P.PPLXsection of populated place
439P.PPLLpopulated localityan area similar to a locality but with a small group of dwellings or other buildings
273P.PPLA2seat of a second-order administrative division
174P.PPLFfarm villagea populated place where the population is largely engaged in agricultural activities
19P.PPLAseat of a first-order administrative divisionseat of a first-order administrative division (PPLC takes precedence over PPLA)
2P.PPLQabandoned populated place
1P.PPLCcapital of a political entity
35.661 Total for P
Road / Railroad Features (road, railroad )
1R.RDroadan open way with improved surface for transportation of animals, people and vehicles
1R.RDJCTroad junctiona place where two or more roads join
2 Total for R
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
2.526S.HSPCclinica medical facility associated with a hospital for outpatients
378S.MSQEmosquea building for public Islamic worship
349S.FRMfarma tract of land with associated buildings devoted to agriculture
144S.HSPhospitala building in which sick or injured, especially those confined to bed, are medically treated
78S.HSEhouse(s)a building used as a human habitation
75S.RUINruin(s)a destroyed or decayed structure which is no longer functional
52S.FTforta defensive structure or earthworks
46S.MKTmarketa place where goods are bought and sold at regular intervals
36S.HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
35S.DIPdiplomatic facilityoffice, residence, or facility of a foreign government, which may include an embassy, consulate, chancery, office of charge d'affaires, or other diplomatic, economic, military, or cultural mission
26S.ADMFadministrative facilitya government building
26S.AIRPairporta place where aircraft regularly land and take off, with runways, navigational aids, and major facilities for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
24S.BLDGbuilding(s)a structure built for permanent use, as a house, factory, etc.
18S.TMBtomb(s)a structure for interring bodies
11S.SCHCcollegethe grounds and buildings of an institution of higher learning
11S.SCHschoolbuilding(s) where instruction in one or more branches of knowledge takes place
10S.PPpolice posta building in which police are stationed
10S.LTHSElighthousea distinctive structure exhibiting a major navigation light
7S.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.
7S.TOWRtowera high conspicuous structure, typically much higher than its diameter
7S.PIERpiera structure built out into navigable water on piles providing berthing for ships and recreation
6S.MUSmuseuma building where objects of permanent interest in one or more of the arts and sciences are preserved and exhibited
6S.CMPcamp(s)a site occupied by tents, huts, or other shelters for temporary use
6S.ESTestate(s)a large commercialized agricultural landholding with associated buildings and other facilities
6S.MFGfactoryone or more buildings where goods are manufactured, processed or fabricated
5S.ANSarchaeological/prehistoric sitea place where archeological remains, old structures, or cultural artifacts are located
5S.INSMmilitary installationa facility for use of and control by armed forces
4S.TRANTtransit terminalfacilities for the handling of vehicular freight and passengers
4S.CAVEcave(s)an underground passageway or chamber, or cavity on the side of a cliff
4S.CTHSEcourthousea building in which courts of law are held
4S.BANKbankA business establishment in which money is kept for saving or commercial purposes or is invested, supplied for loans, or exchanged.
4S.GATEgatea controlled access entrance or exit
3S.SQRsquarea broad, open, public area near the center of a town or city
3S.PRNprisona facility for confining prisoners
3S.STNMmeteorological stationa station at which weather elements are recorded
3S.ATHFathletic fielda tract of land used for playing team sports, and athletic track and field events
3S.MNNsalt mine(s)a mine from which salt is extracted
3S.CMTYcemeterya burial place or ground
2S.GDNgarden(s)an enclosure for displaying selected plant or animal life
2S.BDGbridgea structure erected across an obstacle such as a stream, road, etc., in order to carry roads, railroads, and pedestrians across
2S.DAMdama barrier constructed across a stream to impound water
2S.RSRTresorta specialized facility for vacation, health, or participation sports activities
2S.CSTLcastlea large fortified building or set of buildings
2S.FRMQabandoned farm
2S.HUThuta small primitive house
2S.AIRQabandoned airfield
1S.CMPRFrefugee campa camp used by refugees
1S.WHRFwharf(-ves)a structure of open rather than solid construction along a shore or a bank which provides berthing for ships and cargo-handling facilities
1S.AIRFairfielda place on land where aircraft land and take off; no facilities provided for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
1S.WRCKwreckthe site of the remains of a wrecked vessel
1S.DAMQruined dama destroyed or decayed dam which is no longer functional
1S.ITTRresearch institutea facility where research is carried out
1S.BRKSbarracksa building for lodging military personnel
1S.CTRCMcommunity centera facility for community recreation and other activities
1S.PSpower stationa facility for generating electric power
1S.SHRNshrinea structure or place memorializing a person or religious concept
1S.OILTtank farma tract of land occupied by large, cylindrical, metal tanks in which oil or liquid petrochemicals are stored
1S.JTYjettya structure built out into the water at a river mouth or harbor entrance to regulate currents and silting
1S.AGRFagricultural facilitya building and/or tract of land used for improving agriculture
1S.CSTMcustoms housea building in a port where customs and duties are paid, and where vessels are entered and cleared
1S.STDMstadiuma structure with an enclosure for athletic games with tiers of seats for spectators
1S.PALpalacea large stately house, often a royal or presidential residence
1S.SWTsewage treatment plantfacility for the processing of sewage and/or wastewater
3.981 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
3.622T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
492T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
212T.PASSpassa break in a mountain range or other high obstruction, used for transportation from one side to the other [See also gap]
138T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
126T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
104T.MTSmountainsa mountain range or a group of mountains or high ridges
95T.PLNplain(s)an extensive area of comparatively level to gently undulating land, lacking surface irregularities, and usually adjacent to a higher area
62T.SPURspur(s)a subordinate ridge projecting outward from a hill, mountain or other elevation
35T.RKrocka conspicuous, isolated rocky mass
35T.RDGEridge(s)a long narrow elevation with steep sides, and a more or less continuous crest
33T.HLLShillsrounded elevations of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
30T.PLATplateauan elevated plain with steep slopes on one or more sides, and often with incised streams
28T.DPRdepression(s)a low area surrounded by higher land and usually characterized by interior drainage
28T.HDLDheadlanda high projection of land extending into a large body of water beyond the line of the coast
27T.DUNEdune(s)a wave form, ridge or star shape feature composed of sand
25T.PKpeaka pointed elevation atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic feature
18T.GAPgapa low place in a ridge, not used for transportation
16T.PROMpromontory(-ies)a bluff or prominent hill overlooking or projecting into a lowland
14T.RKSrocksconspicuous, isolated rocky masses
13T.SANDsand areaa tract of land covered with sand
10T.ISLSislandstracts of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
7T.CLFcliff(s)a high, steep to perpendicular slope overlooking a waterbody or lower area
4T.VALvalleyan elongated depression usually traversed by a stream
4T.SLPslope(s)a surface with a relatively uniform slope angle
4T.UPLDuplandan extensive interior region of high land with low to moderate surface relief
3T.TRGDinterdune trough(s)a long wind-swept trough between parallel longitudinal dunes
3T.PENpeninsulaan elongate area of land projecting into a body of water and nearly surrounded by water
3T.CAPEcapea land area, more prominent than a point, projecting into the sea and marking a notable change in coastal direction
3T.SCRPescarpmenta long line of cliffs or steep slopes separating level surfaces above and below
1T.SDLsaddlea broad, open pass crossing a ridge or between hills or mountains
1T.VLCvolcanoa conical elevation composed of volcanic materials with a crater at the top
1T.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
1T.LEVleveea natural low embankment bordering a distributary or meandering stream; often built up artificially to control floods
1T.DSRTdeserta large area with little or no vegetation due to extreme environmental conditions
1T.CONEcone(s)a conical landform composed of mud or volcanic material
1T.BCHbeacha shore zone of coarse unconsolidated sediment that extends from the low-water line to the highest reach of storm waves
1T.CRTRcrater(s)a generally circular saucer or bowl-shaped depression caused by volcanic or meteorite explosive action
1T.GRGEgorge(s)a short, narrow, steep-sided section of a stream valley
1T.MESAmesa(s)a flat-topped, isolated elevation with steep slopes on all sides, less extensive than a plateau
5.204 Total for T
Vegetation Features (forest,heath,...)
8V.CULTcultivated areaan area under cultivation
1V.FRSTforest(s)an area dominated by tree vegetation
1V.OCHorchard(s)a planting of fruit or nut trees
10 Total for V

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