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Feature Statistic Ethiopia

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
237A.ADM3third-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a second-order administrative division
118A.ADM2second-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a first-order administrative division
96A.ADMDadministrative divisionan administrative division of a country, undifferentiated as to administrative level
11A.ADM1first-order administrative divisiona primary administrative division of a country, such as a state in the United States
1A.PCLIindependent political entity
463 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
1.588H.STMstreama body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
1.499H.STMIintermittent stream
415H.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
73H.LKlakea large inland body of standing water
70H.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
55H.WTRHwaterhole(s)a natural hole, hollow, or small depression that contains water, used by man and animals, especially in arid areas
32H.SPNGspring(s)a place where ground water flows naturally out of the ground
30H.LKIintermittent lake
23H.MRSHmarsh(es)a wetland dominated by grass-like vegetation
17H.FLLSwaterfall(s)a perpendicular or very steep descent of the water of a stream
10H.RSVreservoir(s)an artificial pond or lake
6H.STMXsection of stream
5H.SWMPswampa wetland dominated by tree vegetation
4H.LKCcrater lakea lake in a crater or caldera
4H.RSVTwater tanka contained pool or tank of water at, below, or above ground level
4H.FLTMmud flat(s)a relatively level area of mud either between high and low tide lines, or subject to flooding
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
2H.LKNsalt lakean inland body of salt water with no outlet
2H.CNLcanalan artificial watercourse
2H.SYSIirrigation systema network of ditches and one or more of the following elements: water supply, reservoir, canal, pump, well, drain, etc.
2H.INLTinleta narrow waterway extending into the land, or connecting a bay or lagoon with a larger body of water
1H.LKSlakeslarge inland bodies of standing water
1H.PNDponda small standing waterbody
1H.RVNravine(s)a small, narrow, deep, steep-sided stream channel, smaller than a gorge
1H.STMIXsection of intermittent stream
3.850 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
1.365L.LCTYlocalitya minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries
116L.AREAareaa tract of land without homogeneous character or boundaries
7L.PRKparkan area, often of forested land, maintained as a place of beauty, or for recreation
5L.RGNregionan area distinguished by one or more observable physical or cultural characteristics
3L.RESVreservationa tract of land set aside for aboriginal, tribal, or native populations
3L.RESreservea tract of public land reserved for future use or restricted as to use
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
1L.RESWwildlife reservea tract of public land reserved for the preservation of wildlife
1L.INDSindustrial areaan area characterized by industrial activity
1.503 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
10.804P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
34P.PPLLpopulated localityan area similar to a locality but with a small group of dwellings or other buildings
10P.PPLFfarm villagea populated place where the population is largely engaged in agricultural activities
9P.PPLAseat of a first-order administrative divisionseat of a first-order administrative division (PPLC takes precedence over PPLA)
8P.PPLXsection of populated place
1P.PPLCcapital of a political entity
1P.PPLQabandoned populated place
10.867 Total for P
Road / Railroad Features (road, railroad )
1R.RDroadan open way with improved surface for transportation of animals, people and vehicles
1R.RRrailroada permanent twin steel-rail track on which freight and passenger cars move long distances
1R.TRLtraila path, track, or route used by pedestrians, animals, or off-road vehicles
3 Total for R
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
1.059S.CHchurcha building for public Christian worship
71S.SCHschoolbuilding(s) where instruction in one or more branches of knowledge takes place
48S.AIRPairporta place where aircraft regularly land and take off, with runways, navigational aids, and major facilities for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
33S.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
27S.MSQEmosquea building for public Islamic worship
21S.ESTestate(s)a large commercialized agricultural landholding with associated buildings and other facilities
20S.HSPhospitala building in which sick or injured, especially those confined to bed, are medically treated
18S.CMPcamp(s)a site occupied by tents, huts, or other shelters for temporary use
15S.HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
14S.PPpolice posta building in which police are stationed
10S.MSTYmonasterya building and grounds where a community of monks lives in seclusion
10S.AIRFairfielda place on land where aircraft land and take off; no facilities provided for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
10S.FRMfarma tract of land with associated buildings devoted to agriculture
8S.CTRRreligious centera facility where more than one religious activity is carried out, e.g., retreat, school, monastery, worship
8S.PSTBborder posta post or station at an international boundary for the regulation of movement of people and goods
8S.INSMmilitary installationa facility for use of and control by armed forces
7S.DAMdama barrier constructed across a stream to impound water
6S.TOWRtowera high conspicuous structure, typically much higher than its diameter
6S.CMTYcemeterya burial place or ground
6S.RSTNrailroad stationa facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading train passengers and freight
6S.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.
6S.MFGfactoryone or more buildings where goods are manufactured, processed or fabricated
5S.TMBtomb(s)a structure for interring bodies
5S.BLDGbuilding(s)a structure built for permanent use, as a house, factory, etc.
5S.STNMmeteorological stationa station at which weather elements are recorded
4S.MKTmarketa place where goods are bought and sold at regular intervals
4S.AIRQabandoned airfield
4S.BANKbankA business establishment in which money is kept for saving or commercial purposes or is invested, supplied for loans, or exchanged.
4S.PALpalacea large stately house, often a royal or presidential residence
3S.HSPCclinica medical facility associated with a hospital for outpatients
3S.PSHhydroelectric power stationa building where electricity is generated from water power
3S.RUINruin(s)a destroyed or decayed structure which is no longer functional
2S.MLSWsawmilla mill where logs or lumber are sawn to specified shapes and sizes
2S.SCHCcollegethe grounds and buildings of an institution of higher learning
2S.HSPLleprosariuman asylum or hospital for lepers
2S.AGRFagricultural facilitya building and/or tract of land used for improving agriculture
2S.ADMFadministrative facilitya government building
1S.MALLmallA large, often enclosed shopping complex containing various stores, businesses, and restaurants usually accessible by common passageways.
1S.POpost officea public building in which mail is received, sorted and distributed
1S.COMCcommunication centera facility, including buildings, antennae, towers and electronic equipment for receiving and transmitting information
1S.PSpower stationa facility for generating electric power
1S.ESTSGsugar plantationan estate that specializes in growing sugar cane
1S.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
1S.TRIGtriangulation stationa point on the earth whose position has been determined by triangulation
1S.MNmine(s)a site where mineral ores are extracted from the ground by excavating surface pits and subterranean passages
1S.MNMTmonumenta commemorative structure or statue
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.CTHSEcourthousea building in which courts of law are held
1S.CSTMcustoms housea building in a port where customs and duties are paid, and where vessels are entered and cleared
1S.CAVEcave(s)an underground passageway or chamber, or cavity on the side of a cliff
1S.RSRTresorta specialized facility for vacation, health, or participation sports activities
1S.ITTRresearch institutea facility where research is carried out
1S.ARCHarcha natural or man-made structure in the form of an arch
1S.SQRsquarea broad, open, public area near the center of a town or city
1S.STDMstadiuma structure with an enclosure for athletic games with tiers of seats for spectators
1.485 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
1.292T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
341T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
146T.MTSmountainsa mountain range or a group of mountains or high ridges
117T.PLNplain(s)an extensive area of comparatively level to gently undulating land, lacking surface irregularities, and usually adjacent to a higher area
63T.PKpeaka pointed elevation atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic feature
53T.VLCvolcanoa conical elevation composed of volcanic materials with a crater at the top
51T.PASSpassa break in a mountain range or other high obstruction, used for transportation from one side to the other [See also gap]
37T.VALvalleyan elongated depression usually traversed by a stream
28T.HLLShillsrounded elevations of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
28T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
28T.PLATplateauan elevated plain with steep slopes on one or more sides, and often with incised streams
19T.FORDforda shallow part of a stream which can be crossed on foot or by land vehicle
16T.DPRdepression(s)a low area surrounded by higher land and usually characterized by interior drainage
12T.RDGEridge(s)a long narrow elevation with steep sides, and a more or less continuous crest
9T.CLFcliff(s)a high, steep to perpendicular slope overlooking a waterbody or lower area
9T.LAVAlava areaan area of solidified lava
7T.CRTRcrater(s)a generally circular saucer or bowl-shaped depression caused by volcanic or meteorite explosive action
7T.HMCKhammock(s)a patch of ground, distinct from and slightly above the surrounding plain or wetland. Often occurs in groups
7T.SCRPescarpmenta long line of cliffs or steep slopes separating level surfaces above and below
6T.CLDAcalderaa depression measuring kilometers across formed by the collapse of a volcanic mountain
5T.SLPslope(s)a surface with a relatively uniform slope angle
2T.SPURspur(s)a subordinate ridge projecting outward from a hill, mountain or other elevation
1T.MESAmesa(s)a flat-topped, isolated elevation with steep slopes on all sides, less extensive than a plateau
1T.RKrocka conspicuous, isolated rocky mass
1T.DSRTdeserta large area with little or no vegetation due to extreme environmental conditions
1T.MNDmound(s)a low, isolated, rounded hill
1T.PANpana near-level shallow, natural depression or basin, usually containing an intermittent lake, pond, or pool
1T.DLTAdeltaa flat plain formed by alluvial deposits at the mouth of a stream
1T.PENpeninsulaan elongate area of land projecting into a body of water and nearly surrounded by water
1T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
1T.BUTEbutte(s)a small, isolated, usually flat-topped hill with steep sides
1T.GRGEgorge(s)a short, narrow, steep-sided section of a stream valley
1T.VALXsection of valley
2.294 Total for T
Vegetation Features (forest,heath,...)
29V.FRSTforest(s)an area dominated by tree vegetation
29 Total for V

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