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Feature Statistic Albania

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
331A.ADM3third-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a second-order administrative division
224A.ADMDadministrative divisionan administrative division of a country, undifferentiated as to administrative level
96A.ADM2second-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a first-order administrative division
19A.ADM4fourth-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a third-order administrative division
12A.ADM1first-order administrative divisiona primary administrative division of a country, such as a state in the United States
1A.PCLIindependent political entity
684 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
597H.STMstreama body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
211H.STMIintermittent stream
39H.SPNGspring(s)a place where ground water flows naturally out of the ground
38H.RSVreservoir(s)an artificial pond or lake
35H.LKlakea large inland body of standing water
27H.BAYbaya coastal indentation between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
25H.MRSHmarsh(es)a wetland dominated by grass-like vegetation
24H.CNLcanalan artificial watercourse
20H.RVNravine(s)a small, narrow, deep, steep-sided stream channel, smaller than a gorge
19H.LGNlagoona shallow coastal waterbody, completely or partly separated from a larger body of water by a barrier island, coral reef or other depositional feature
10H.COVEcove(s)a small coastal indentation, smaller than a bay
10H.SWMPswampa wetland dominated by tree vegetation
7H.STMXsection of stream
7H.PNDponda small standing waterbody
6H.STMMstream mouth(s)a place where a stream discharges into a lagoon, lake, or the sea
5H.STMCcanalized streama stream that has been substantially ditched, diked, or straightened
5H.STMQabandoned watercoursea former stream or distributary no longer carrying flowing water, but still evident due to lakes, wetland, topographic or vegetation patterns
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.INLTinleta narrow waterway extending into the land, or connecting a bay or lagoon with a larger body of water
2H.LGNXsection of lagoon
1H.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
1H.ANCHanchoragean area where vessels may anchor
1H.BGHTbight(s)an open body of water forming a slight recession in a coastline
1H.BNKRstream banka sloping margin of a stream channel which normally confines the stream to its channel on land
1H.CHNchannelthe deepest part of a stream, bay, lagoon, or strait, through which the main current flows
1H.CHNMmarine channelthat part of a body of water deep enough for navigation through an area otherwise not suitable
1H.LKIintermittent lake
1H.LKNsalt lakean inland body of salt water with no outlet
1H.LKSlakeslarge inland bodies of standing water
1H.STMSBlost rivera surface stream that disappears into an underground channel, or dries up in an arid area
1H.STRTstraita relatively narrow waterway, usually narrower and less extensive than a sound, connecting two larger bodies of water
1H.WTRCwatercoursea natural, well-defined channel produced by flowing water, or an artificial channel designed to carry flowing water
1H.WTRHwaterhole(s)a natural hole, hollow, or small depression that contains water, used by man and animals, especially in arid areas
1.107 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
44L.FLDIirrigated field(s)a tract of level or terraced land which is irrigated
38L.RGNregionan area distinguished by one or more observable physical or cultural characteristics
20L.FLDfield(s)an open as opposed to wooded area
14L.AREAareaa tract of land without homogeneous character or boundaries
12L.LCTYlocalitya minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries
2L.PRKparkan area, often of forested land, maintained as a place of beauty, or for recreation
2L.PRTporta place provided with terminal and transfer facilities for loading and discharging waterborne cargo or passengers, usually located in a harbor
2L.OILFoilfieldan area containing a subterranean store of petroleum of economic value
2L.RGNHhistorical regiona former historic area distinguished by one or more observable physical or cultural characteristics
1L.RESNnature reservean area reserved for the maintenance of a natural habitat
1L.RESreservea tract of public land reserved for future use or restricted as to use
1L.RESFforest reservea forested area set aside for preservation or controlled use
139 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
3.792P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
310P.PPLA3seat of a third-order administrative division
279P.PPLXsection of populated place
23P.PPLA2seat of a second-order administrative division
11P.PPLAseat of a first-order administrative divisionseat of a first-order administrative division (PPLC takes precedence over PPLA)
6P.PPLQabandoned populated place
4P.PPLLpopulated localityan area similar to a locality but with a small group of dwellings or other buildings
2P.PPLCHhistorical capital of a political entitya former capital of a political entity
2P.PPLWdestroyed populated placea village, town or city destroyed by a natural disaster, or by war
2P.PPLRreligious populated placea populated place whose population is largely engaged in religious occupations
1P.PPLFfarm villagea populated place where the population is largely engaged in agricultural activities
1P.PPLCcapital of a political entity
1P.PPLHhistorical populated placea populated place that no longer exists
4.434 Total for P
Road / Railroad Features (road, railroad )
3R.RDroadan open way with improved surface for transportation of animals, people and vehicles
3 Total for R
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
307S.HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
44S.CRRLcorral(s)a pen or enclosure for confining or capturing animals
28S.BDGbridgea structure erected across an obstacle such as a stream, road, etc., in order to carry roads, railroads, and pedestrians across
20S.CHchurcha building for public Christian worship
14S.TOWRtowera high conspicuous structure, typically much higher than its diameter
10S.RUINruin(s)a destroyed or decayed structure which is no longer functional
10S.CAVEcave(s)an underground passageway or chamber, or cavity on the side of a cliff
9S.RSTNrailroad stationa facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading train passengers and freight
8S.FRMfarma tract of land with associated buildings devoted to agriculture
8S.PSHhydroelectric power stationa building where electricity is generated from water power
7S.CMTYcemeterya burial place or ground
7S.MUSmuseuma building where objects of permanent interest in one or more of the arts and sciences are preserved and exhibited
7S.AIRFairfielda place on land where aircraft land and take off; no facilities provided for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
6S.FTforta defensive structure or earthworks
6S.MSTYmonasterya building and grounds where a community of monks lives in seclusion
4S.CSTLcastlea large fortified building or set of buildings
3S.MSQEmosquea building for public Islamic worship
3S.MNMTmonumenta commemorative structure or statue
3S.ANSarchaeological/prehistoric sitea place where archeological remains, old structures, or cultural artifacts are located
3S.PSpower stationa facility for generating electric power
3S.SHPFsheepfolda fence or wall enclosure for sheep and other small herd animals
3S.HUThuta small primitive house
2S.GRVEgravea burial site
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.BUSTNbus stationa facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading passengers
2S.CMPcamp(s)a site occupied by tents, huts, or other shelters for temporary use
2S.MNQRquarry(-ies)a surface mine where building stone or gravel and sand, etc. are extracted
2S.STDMstadiuma structure with an enclosure for athletic games with tiers of seats for spectators
1S.HUTShutssmall primitive houses
1S.PPQabandoned police post
1S.HSTShistorical sitea place of historical importance
1S.HSEhouse(s)a building used as a human habitation
1S.PSTBborder posta post or station at an international boundary for the regulation of movement of people and goods
1S.RLGreligious sitean ancient site of significant religious importance
1S.ESTestate(s)a large commercialized agricultural landholding with associated buildings and other facilities
1S.CVNTconventa building where a community of nuns lives in seclusion
1S.SCHschoolbuilding(s) where instruction in one or more branches of knowledge takes place
1S.AIRPairporta place where aircraft regularly land and take off, with runways, navigational aids, and major facilities for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
1S.LTHSElighthousea distinctive structure exhibiting a major navigation light
1S.STNBscientific research basea scientific facility used as a base from which research is carried out or monitored
1S.THTRtheatera building or outdoor area used for live theatrical presentations, concerts, opera or dance productions, cinema, and/or other stage productions
1S.AIRHheliporta place where helicopters land and take off
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.
540 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
751T.PKpeaka pointed elevation atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic feature
463T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
347T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
312T.PASSpassa break in a mountain range or other high obstruction, used for transportation from one side to the other [See also gap]
140T.SLPslope(s)a surface with a relatively uniform slope angle
52T.SPURspur(s)a subordinate ridge projecting outward from a hill, mountain or other elevation
48T.RDGEridge(s)a long narrow elevation with steep sides, and a more or less continuous crest
45T.PLNplain(s)an extensive area of comparatively level to gently undulating land, lacking surface irregularities, and usually adjacent to a higher area
33T.VALvalleyan elongated depression usually traversed by a stream
31T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
24T.MTSmountainsa mountain range or a group of mountains or high ridges
20T.CLFcliff(s)a high, steep to perpendicular slope overlooking a waterbody or lower area
15T.UPLDuplandan extensive interior region of high land with low to moderate surface relief
15T.CAPEcapea land area, more prominent than a point, projecting into the sea and marking a notable change in coastal direction
11T.DPRdepression(s)a low area surrounded by higher land and usually characterized by interior drainage
10T.BCHbeacha shore zone of coarse unconsolidated sediment that extends from the low-water line to the highest reach of storm waves
9T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
8T.HLLShillsrounded elevations of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
5T.RKrocka conspicuous, isolated rocky mass
4T.HDLDheadlanda high projection of land extending into a large body of water beyond the line of the coast
3T.GRGEgorge(s)a short, narrow, steep-sided section of a stream valley
3T.RKSrocksconspicuous, isolated rocky masses
2T.KRSTkarst areaa distinctive landscape developed on soluble rock such as limestone characterized by sinkholes, caves, disappearing streams, and underground drainage
2T.ISLSislandstracts of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
2T.PENpeninsulaan elongate area of land projecting into a body of water and nearly surrounded by water
2T.SDLsaddlea broad, open pass crossing a ridge or between hills or mountains
1T.FORDforda shallow part of a stream which can be crossed on foot or by land vehicle
1T.GAPgapa low place in a ridge, not used for transportation
1T.SCRPescarpmenta long line of cliffs or steep slopes separating level surfaces above and below
1T.CNYNcanyona deep, narrow valley with steep sides cutting into a plateau or mountainous area
1T.BDLDbadlandsan area characterized by a maze of very closely spaced, deep, narrow, steep-sided ravines, and sharp crests and pinnacles
1T.PLATplateauan elevated plain with steep slopes on one or more sides, and often with incised streams
1T.BARbara shallow ridge or mound of coarse unconsolidated material in a stream channel, at the mouth of a stream, estuary, or lagoon and in the wave-break zone along coasts
1T.RKFLrockfallan irregular mass of fallen rock at the base of a cliff or steep slope
2.365 Total for T
Vegetation Features (forest,heath,...)
53V.FRSTforest(s)an area dominated by tree vegetation
26V.MDWmeadowa small, poorly drained area dominated by grassy vegetation
2V.GROVEgrovea small wooded area or collection of trees growing closely together, occurring naturally or deliberately planted
1V.VINvineyarda planting of grapevines
1V.OCHorchard(s)a planting of fruit or nut trees
1V.TREEtree(s)a conspicuous tree used as a landmark
84 Total for V

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