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Feature Statistic Israel

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
17A.ADM2second-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a first-order administrative division
12A.ADMDadministrative divisionan administrative division of a country, undifferentiated as to administrative level
7A.ADM1first-order administrative divisiona primary administrative division of a country, such as a state in the United States
7A.ADM3third-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a second-order administrative division
2A.ADM1Hhistorical first-order administrative divisiona former first-order administrative division
1A.PCLIindependent political entity
1A.ZNBbuffer zonea zone recognized as a buffer between two nations in which military presence is minimal or absent
47 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
867H.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
604H.SPNGspring(s)a place where ground water flows naturally out of the ground
184H.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
63H.STMstreama body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
21H.RSVTwater tanka contained pool or tank of water at, below, or above ground level
19H.RSVreservoir(s)an artificial pond or lake
11H.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
7H.LKlakea large inland body of standing water
5H.PNDponda small standing waterbody
4H.HBRharbor(s)a haven or space of deep water so sheltered by the adjacent land as to afford a safe anchorage for ships
4H.PNDIintermittent pond
3H.SPNThot spring(s)a place where hot ground water flows naturally out of the ground
3H.BAYbaya coastal indentation between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
2H.CNLAaqueducta conduit used to carry water
2H.FLTMmud flat(s)a relatively level area of mud either between high and low tide lines, or subject to flooding
2H.RVNravine(s)a small, narrow, deep, steep-sided stream channel, smaller than a gorge
2H.STMCcanalized streama stream that has been substantially ditched, diked, or straightened
1H.SBKHsabkha(s)a salt flat or salt encrusted plain subject to periodic inundation from flooding or high tides
1H.PNDNsalt ponda small standing body of salt water often in a marsh or swamp, usually along a seacoast
1H.LKXsection of lake
1H.LKCcrater lakea lake in a crater or caldera
1H.STMHheadwatersthe source and upper part of a stream, including the upper drainage basin
1H.STMIintermittent stream
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.WADXsection of wadi
1H.FLLSwaterfall(s)a perpendicular or very steep descent of the water of a stream
1H.WTRHwaterhole(s)a natural hole, hollow, or small depression that contains water, used by man and animals, especially in arid areas
1H.RFreef(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material
1.814 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
344L.RESNnature reservean area reserved for the maintenance of a natural habitat
173L.LCTYlocalitya minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries
119L.PRKparkan area, often of forested land, maintained as a place of beauty, or for recreation
48L.AREAareaa tract of land without homogeneous character or boundaries
34L.RESFforest reservea forested area set aside for preservation or controlled use
15L.INDSindustrial areaan area characterized by industrial activity
13L.RESreservea tract of public land reserved for future use or restricted as to use
8L.GRAZgrazing areaan area of grasses and shrubs used for grazing
8L.RGNregionan area distinguished by one or more observable physical or cultural characteristics
5L.TRBtribal areaa tract of land used by nomadic or other tribes
3L.OILFoilfieldan area containing a subterranean store of petroleum of economic value
2L.RESVreservationa tract of land set aside for aboriginal, tribal, or native populations
2L.GASFgasfieldan area containing a subterranean store of natural gas of economic value
2L.FLDfield(s)an open as opposed to wooded area
2L.CTRBbusiness centera place where a number of businesses are located
2L.PRTporta place provided with terminal and transfer facilities for loading and discharging waterborne cargo or passengers, usually located in a harbor
1L.AGRCagricultural colonya tract of land set aside for agricultural settlement
1L.RNGAartillery rangea tract of land used for artillery firing practice
1L.DEVHhousing developmenta tract of land on which many houses of similar design are built according to a development plan
1L.BTLbattlefielda site of a land battle of historical importance
1L.AMUSamusement parkAmusement Park are theme parks, adventure parks offering entertainment, similar to funfairs but with a fix location
1L.SALTsalt areaa shallow basin or flat where salt accumulates after periodic inundation
786 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
1.255P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
366P.PPLXsection of populated place
173P.PPLQabandoned populated place
23P.STLMTisraeli settlement
7P.PPLAseat of a first-order administrative divisionseat of a first-order administrative division (PPLC takes precedence over PPLA)
3P.PPLHhistorical populated placea populated place that no longer exists
3P.PPLLpopulated localityan area similar to a locality but with a small group of dwellings or other buildings
2P.PPLA3seat of a third-order administrative division
1P.PPLA2seat of a second-order administrative division
1P.PPLSpopulated placescities, towns, villages, or other agglomerations of buildings where people live and work
1P.PPLRreligious populated placea populated place whose population is largely engaged in religious occupations
1.835 Total for P
Road / Railroad Features (road, railroad )
412R.RDroadan open way with improved surface for transportation of animals, people and vehicles
300R.RDJCTroad junctiona place where two or more roads join
3R.PRMNpromenadea place for public walking, usually along a beach front
2R.TRLtraila path, track, or route used by pedestrians, animals, or off-road vehicles
1R.STstreeta paved urban thoroughfare
1R.TNLtunnela subterranean passageway for transportation
719 Total for R
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
1.086S.RUINruin(s)a destroyed or decayed structure which is no longer functional
601S.HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
391S.SCHschoolbuilding(s) where instruction in one or more branches of knowledge takes place
170S.ANSarchaeological/prehistoric sitea place where archeological remains, old structures, or cultural artifacts are located
106S.BLDGbuilding(s)a structure built for permanent use, as a house, factory, etc.
106S.CAVEcave(s)an underground passageway or chamber, or cavity on the side of a cliff
83S.SYGsynagoguea place for Jewish worship and religious instruction
83S.CTRCMcommunity centera facility for community recreation and other activities
57S.TMBtomb(s)a structure for interring bodies
53S.RDINintersectiona junction of two or more highways by a system of separate levels that permit traffic to pass from one to another without the crossing of traffic streams
52S.HSPCclinica medical facility associated with a hospital for outpatients
47S.BDGbridgea structure erected across an obstacle such as a stream, road, etc., in order to carry roads, railroads, and pedestrians across
39S.RSTNrailroad stationa facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading train passengers and freight
37S.GDNgarden(s)an enclosure for displaying selected plant or animal life
34S.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
32S.MALLmallA large, often enclosed shopping complex containing various stores, businesses, and restaurants usually accessible by common passageways.
31S.MUSmuseuma building where objects of permanent interest in one or more of the arts and sciences are preserved and exhibited
31S.ADMFadministrative facilitya government building
30S.SCHCcollegethe grounds and buildings of an institution of higher learning
30S.SQRsquarea broad, open, public area near the center of a town or city
28S.MNMTmonumenta commemorative structure or statue
28S.OBPTobservation pointa wildlife or scenic observation point
26S.AIRFairfielda place on land where aircraft land and take off; no facilities provided for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
24S.HSPhospitala building in which sick or injured, especially those confined to bed, are medically treated
22S.RDCRtraffic circlea road junction formed around a central circle about which traffic moves in one direction only
18S.FRMfarma tract of land with associated buildings devoted to agriculture
18S.CMTYcemeterya burial place or ground
17S.SHRNshrinea structure or place memorializing a person or religious concept
16S.STDMstadiuma structure with an enclosure for athletic games with tiers of seats for spectators
15S.CTRMmedical centera complex of health care buildings including two or more of the following: hospital, medical school, clinic, pharmacy, doctor's offices, etc.
15S.AIRPairporta place where aircraft regularly land and take off, with runways, navigational aids, and major facilities for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
12S.TOWRtowera high conspicuous structure, typically much higher than its diameter
10S.FCLfacilitya building or buildings housing a center, institute, foundation, hospital, prison, mission, courthouse, etc.
10S.PPpolice posta building in which police are stationed
9S.HSTShistorical sitea place of historical importance
9S.MSTYmonasterya building and grounds where a community of monks lives in seclusion
9S.CHchurcha building for public Christian worship
9S.POpost officea public building in which mail is received, sorted and distributed
9S.BLDOoffice buildingcommercial building where business and/or services are conducted
8S.RSRTresorta specialized facility for vacation, health, or participation sports activities
7S.TRANTtransit terminalfacilities for the handling of vehicular freight and passengers
7S.CTHSEcourthousea building in which courts of law are held
6S.AIRBairbasean area used to store supplies, provide barracks for air force personnel, hangars and runways for aircraft, and from which operations are initiated
6S.MSQEmosquea building for public Islamic worship
6S.BLDAapartment buildinga building containing several individual apartments
6S.SCHAagricultural schoola school with a curriculum focused on agriculture
6S.MFGfactoryone or more buildings where goods are manufactured, processed or fabricated
6S.FTforta defensive structure or earthworks
5S.INSMmilitary installationa facility for use of and control by armed forces
5S.LTHSElighthousea distinctive structure exhibiting a major navigation light
5S.GRVEgravea burial site
5S.MKTmarketa place where goods are bought and sold at regular intervals
4S.CMPcamp(s)a site occupied by tents, huts, or other shelters for temporary use
4S.MARmarinaa harbor facility for small boats, yachts, etc.
4S.GATEgatea controlled access entrance or exit
4S.SCHTtechnical schoolpost-secondary school with a specifically technical or vocational curriculum
4S.AGRFagricultural facilitya building and/or tract of land used for improving agriculture
4S.PRNprisona facility for confining prisoners
3S.PSpower stationa facility for generating electric power
3S.AIRHheliporta place where helicopters land and take off
3S.STBLstablea building for the shelter and feeding of farm animals, especially horses
3S.MFGPHphosphate worksa facility for producing fertilizer
3S.AMTHamphitheateran oval or circular structure with rising tiers of seats about a stage or open space
3S.MLmill(s)a building housing machines for transforming, shaping, finishing, grinding, or extracting products
3S.ITTRresearch institutea facility where research is carried out
3S.AIRQabandoned airfield
2S.RHSEresthousea structure maintained for the rest and shelter of travelers
2S.CSTMcustoms housea building in a port where customs and duties are paid, and where vessels are entered and cleared
2S.DAMdama barrier constructed across a stream to impound water
2S.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.
2S.CTRRreligious centera facility where more than one religious activity is carried out, e.g., retreat, school, monastery, worship
2S.OPRAopera houseA theater designed chiefly for the performance of operas.
2S.PMPWwater pumping stationa facility for pumping water from a major well or through a pipeline
2S.RLGreligious sitean ancient site of significant religious importance
2S.BANKbankA business establishment in which money is kept for saving or commercial purposes or is invested, supplied for loans, or exchanged.
2S.ESTestate(s)a large commercialized agricultural landholding with associated buildings and other facilities
2S.ATHFathletic fielda tract of land used for playing team sports, and athletic track and field events
1S.RSTNQabandoned railroad station
1S.HERMhermitagea secluded residence, usually for religious sects
1S.GHSEguest housea house used to provide lodging for paying guests
1S.FRMQabandoned farm
1S.JTYjettya structure built out into the water at a river mouth or harbor entrance to regulate currents and silting
1S.MLWTRwater milla mill powered by running water
1S.MNmine(s)a site where mineral ores are extracted from the ground by excavating surface pits and subterranean passages
1S.MNQabandoned mine
1S.COMCcommunication centera facility, including buildings, antennae, towers and electronic equipment for receiving and transmitting information
1S.NSYnursery(-ies)a place where plants are propagated for transplanting or grafting
1S.CMPQabandoned camp
1S.PPQabandoned police post
1S.PSTBborder posta post or station at an international boundary for the regulation of movement of people and goods
1S.RETstorea building where goods and/or services are offered for sale
1S.RNCHranch(es)a large farm specializing in extensive grazing of livestock
1S.CARNcairna heap of stones erected as a landmark or for other purposes
1S.RSTPrailroad stopa place lacking station facilities where trains stop to pick up and unload passengers and freight
1S.SPAspaa resort area usually developed around a medicinal spring
1S.AQCaquaculture facilityfacility or area for the cultivation of aquatic animals and plants, especially fish, shellfish, and seaweed, in natural or controlled marine or freshwater environments; underwater agriculture
1S.STNBscientific research basea scientific facility used as a base from which research is carried out or monitored
1S.SWTsewage treatment plantfacility for the processing of sewage and/or wastewater
1S.TRIGtriangulation stationa point on the earth whose position has been determined by triangulation
1S.WALLwalla thick masonry structure, usually enclosing a field or building, or forming the side of a structure
1S.ZOOzooa zoological garden or park where wild animals are kept for exhibition
3.575 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
421T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
325T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
77T.BCHbeacha shore zone of coarse unconsolidated sediment that extends from the low-water line to the highest reach of storm waves
57T.VALvalleyan elongated depression usually traversed by a stream
46T.SLPslope(s)a surface with a relatively uniform slope angle
45T.MNDmound(s)a low, isolated, rounded hill
41T.HLLShillsrounded elevations of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
33T.SPURspur(s)a subordinate ridge projecting outward from a hill, mountain or other elevation
31T.PASSpassa break in a mountain range or other high obstruction, used for transportation from one side to the other [See also gap]
29T.PKpeaka pointed elevation atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic feature
23T.RDGEridge(s)a long narrow elevation with steep sides, and a more or less continuous crest
23T.MTSmountainsa mountain range or a group of mountains or high ridges
23T.PLATplateauan elevated plain with steep slopes on one or more sides, and often with incised streams
18T.PLNplain(s)an extensive area of comparatively level to gently undulating land, lacking surface irregularities, and usually adjacent to a higher area
18T.CLFcliff(s)a high, steep to perpendicular slope overlooking a waterbody or lower area
17T.DPRdepression(s)a low area surrounded by higher land and usually characterized by interior drainage
12T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
9T.DUNEdune(s)a wave form, ridge or star shape feature composed of sand
8T.FORDforda shallow part of a stream which can be crossed on foot or by land vehicle
5T.PROMpromontory(-ies)a bluff or prominent hill overlooking or projecting into a lowland
5T.SCRPescarpmenta long line of cliffs or steep slopes separating level surfaces above and below
4T.GAPgapa low place in a ridge, not used for transportation
3T.CNYNcanyona deep, narrow valley with steep sides cutting into a plateau or mountainous area
3T.RKrocka conspicuous, isolated rocky mass
2T.TRRterracea long, narrow alluvial platform bounded by steeper slopes above and below, usually overlooking a waterbody
2T.GRGEgorge(s)a short, narrow, steep-sided section of a stream valley
2T.MESAmesa(s)a flat-topped, isolated elevation with steep slopes on all sides, less extensive than a plateau
1T.HDLDheadlanda high projection of land extending into a large body of water beyond the line of the coast
1T.CAPEcapea land area, more prominent than a point, projecting into the sea and marking a notable change in coastal direction
1T.CRDRcorridora strip or area of land having significance as an access way
1T.DSRTdeserta large area with little or no vegetation due to extreme environmental conditions
1T.DVDdividea line separating adjacent drainage basins
1T.PANpana near-level shallow, natural depression or basin, usually containing an intermittent lake, pond, or pool
1T.RKSrocksconspicuous, isolated rocky masses
1T.SANDsand areaa tract of land covered with sand
1T.SHORshorea narrow zone bordering a waterbody which covers and uncovers at high and low water, respectively
1.291 Total for T
Vegetation Features (forest,heath,...)
65V.FRSTforest(s)an area dominated by tree vegetation
18V.CULTcultivated areaan area under cultivation
15V.OCHorchard(s)a planting of fruit or nut trees
1V.SCRBscrublandan area of low trees, bushes, and shrubs stunted by some environmental limitation
1V.GROVEgrovea small wooded area or collection of trees growing closely together, occurring naturally or deliberately planted
100 Total for V

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