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Feature Statistic Laos

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
148A.ADM2second-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a first-order administrative division
31A.ADMDadministrative divisionan administrative division of a country, undifferentiated as to administrative level
18A.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
199 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
3.078H.STMstreama body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
2.594H.STMIintermittent stream
215H.PNDponda small standing waterbody
157H.RPDSrapidsa turbulent section of a stream associated with a steep, irregular stream bed
40H.PNDIintermittent pond
23H.LKlakea large inland body of standing water
22H.MRSHmarsh(es)a wetland dominated by grass-like vegetation
9H.LKOoxbow lakea crescent-shaped lake commonly found adjacent to meandering streams
7H.RSVreservoir(s)an artificial pond or lake
5H.FLLSwaterfall(s)a perpendicular or very steep descent of the water of a stream
4H.STMXsection of stream
3H.LKIintermittent lake
1H.STMAanabrancha diverging branch flowing out of a main stream and rejoining it downstream
1H.RSVIintermittent reservoir
1H.RSVTwater tanka contained pool or tank of water at, below, or above ground level
6.160 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
78L.LCTYlocalitya minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries
2L.RESNnature reservean area reserved for the maintenance of a natural habitat
1L.PRKparkan area, often of forested land, maintained as a place of beauty, or for recreation
1L.RGNregionan area distinguished by one or more observable physical or cultural characteristics
82 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
13.156P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
1.874P.PPLQabandoned populated place
38P.PPLXsection of populated place
30P.PPLA2seat of a second-order administrative division
16P.PPLAseat of a first-order administrative divisionseat of a first-order administrative division (PPLC takes precedence over PPLA)
11P.PPLWdestroyed populated placea village, town or city destroyed by a natural disaster, or by war
1P.PPLCcapital of a political entity
1P.PPLLpopulated localityan area similar to a locality but with a small group of dwellings or other buildings
15.127 Total for P
Road / Railroad Features (road, railroad )
1R.TRLtraila path, track, or route used by pedestrians, animals, or off-road vehicles
1R.RDroadan open way with improved surface for transportation of animals, people and vehicles
2 Total for R
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
86S.HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
16S.AIRPairporta place where aircraft regularly land and take off, with runways, navigational aids, and major facilities for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
11S.TMPLtemple(s)an edifice dedicated to religious worship
10S.AIRFairfielda place on land where aircraft land and take off; no facilities provided for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
10S.ADMFadministrative facilitya government building
9S.CAVEcave(s)an underground passageway or chamber, or cavity on the side of a cliff
8S.RHSEresthousea structure maintained for the rest and shelter of travelers
7S.HSPhospitala building in which sick or injured, especially those confined to bed, are medically treated
4S.AIRQabandoned airfield
3S.DAMdama barrier constructed across a stream to impound water
3S.MSTYmonasterya building and grounds where a community of monks lives in seclusion
3S.SCHschoolbuilding(s) where instruction in one or more branches of knowledge takes place
3S.TRIGtriangulation stationa point on the earth whose position has been determined by triangulation
2S.BLDGbuilding(s)a structure built for permanent use, as a house, factory, etc.
1S.PSTBborder posta post or station at an international boundary for the regulation of movement of people and goods
1S.RSTNrailroad stationa facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading train passengers and freight
1S.SQRsquarea broad, open, public area near the center of a town or city
1S.STNMmeteorological stationa station at which weather elements are recorded
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.
1S.OPRAopera houseA theater designed chiefly for the performance of operas.
1S.ARCHarcha natural or man-made structure in the form of an arch
1S.BUSTPbus stopa place lacking station facilities
1S.CSTLcastlea large fortified building or set of buildings
1S.CTRFfacility centera place where more than one facility is situated
1S.CTRRreligious centera facility where more than one religious activity is carried out, e.g., retreat, school, monastery, worship
1S.DPOFfuel depotan area where fuel is stored
1S.FRMfarma tract of land with associated buildings devoted to agriculture
1S.INSMmilitary installationa facility for use of and control by armed forces
1S.MKTmarketa place where goods are bought and sold at regular intervals
1S.MNMTmonumenta commemorative structure or statue
1S.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
1S.MUSmuseuma building where objects of permanent interest in one or more of the arts and sciences are preserved and exhibited
1S.PGDApagodaa tower-like storied structure, usually a Buddhist shrine
194 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
2.488T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
567T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
94T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
75T.RDGEridge(s)a long narrow elevation with steep sides, and a more or less continuous crest
56T.SPURspur(s)a subordinate ridge projecting outward from a hill, mountain or other elevation
46T.PKpeaka pointed elevation atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic feature
44T.MTSmountainsa mountain range or a group of mountains or high ridges
22T.PLNplain(s)an extensive area of comparatively level to gently undulating land, lacking surface irregularities, and usually adjacent to a higher area
22T.PASSpassa break in a mountain range or other high obstruction, used for transportation from one side to the other [See also gap]
19T.BCHbeacha shore zone of coarse unconsolidated sediment that extends from the low-water line to the highest reach of storm waves
9T.HLLShillsrounded elevations of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
6T.PLATplateauan elevated plain with steep slopes on one or more sides, and often with incised streams
5T.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
4T.CLFcliff(s)a high, steep to perpendicular slope overlooking a waterbody or lower area
2T.SLPslope(s)a surface with a relatively uniform slope angle
1T.KRSTkarst areaa distinctive landscape developed on soluble rock such as limestone characterized by sinkholes, caves, disappearing streams, and underground drainage
3.460 Total for T
Vegetation Features (forest,heath,...)
107V.FRSTforest(s)an area dominated by tree vegetation
14V.CULTcultivated areaan area under cultivation
121 Total for V

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