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Feature Statistic Malawi

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
28A.ADM2second-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a first-order administrative division
4A.ADM3third-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a second-order administrative division
3A.ADM1first-order administrative divisiona primary administrative division of a country, such as a state in the United States
1A.ADMDadministrative divisionan administrative division of a country, undifferentiated as to administrative level
1A.PCLIindependent political entity
37 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
2.369H.STMstreama body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
187H.MRSHmarsh(es)a wetland dominated by grass-like vegetation
36H.BAYbaya coastal indentation between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
18H.LKlakea large inland body of standing water
10H.RPDSrapidsa turbulent section of a stream associated with a steep, irregular stream bed
10H.FLLSwaterfall(s)a perpendicular or very steep descent of the water of a stream
8H.STMIintermittent stream
5H.PNDponda small standing waterbody
3H.RSVTwater tanka contained pool or tank of water at, below, or above ground level
2H.LGNlagoona shallow coastal waterbody, completely or partly separated from a larger body of water by a barrier island, coral reef or other depositional feature
2H.COVEcove(s)a small coastal indentation, smaller than a bay
2H.SYSIirrigation systema network of ditches and one or more of the following elements: water supply, reservoir, canal, pump, well, drain, etc.
2H.FISHfishing areaa fishing ground, bank or area where fishermen go to catch fish
1H.WTLDIintermittent wetland
1H.RSVreservoir(s)an artificial pond or lake
1H.SPNGspring(s)a place where ground water flows naturally out of the ground
1H.CHNLlake channel(s)that part of a lake having water deep enough for navigation between islands, shoals, etc.
1H.STMMstream mouth(s)a place where a stream discharges into a lagoon, lake, or the sea
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
2.660 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
81L.RESFforest reservea forested area set aside for preservation or controlled use
8L.RESWwildlife reservea tract of public land reserved for the preservation of wildlife
8L.LCTYlocalitya minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries
4L.AGRCagricultural colonya tract of land set aside for agricultural settlement
2L.PRKparkan area, often of forested land, maintained as a place of beauty, or for recreation
2L.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
106 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
7.870P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
26P.PPLA2seat of a second-order administrative division
22P.PPLXsection of populated place
2P.PPLAseat of a first-order administrative divisionseat of a first-order administrative division (PPLC takes precedence over PPLA)
2P.PPLLpopulated localityan area similar to a locality but with a small group of dwellings or other buildings
1P.PPLA3seat of a third-order administrative division
1P.PPLCcapital of a political entity
7.924 Total for P
Road / Railroad Features (road, railroad )
38R.RDroadan open way with improved surface for transportation of animals, people and vehicles
16R.STstreeta paved urban thoroughfare
5R.RDJCTroad junctiona place where two or more roads join
59 Total for R
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
316S.ESTestate(s)a large commercialized agricultural landholding with associated buildings and other facilities
170S.SCHschoolbuilding(s) where instruction in one or more branches of knowledge takes place
66S.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
52S.MKTmarketa place where goods are bought and sold at regular intervals
38S.CTHSEcourthousea building in which courts of law are held
33S.FRMfarma tract of land with associated buildings devoted to agriculture
21S.HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
17S.BDGbridgea structure erected across an obstacle such as a stream, road, etc., in order to carry roads, railroads, and pedestrians across
14S.AIRPairporta place where aircraft regularly land and take off, with runways, navigational aids, and major facilities for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
13S.RSTNrailroad stationa facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading train passengers and freight
12S.BLDGbuilding(s)a structure built for permanent use, as a house, factory, etc.
12S.CMPcamp(s)a site occupied by tents, huts, or other shelters for temporary use
9S.TRIGtriangulation stationa point on the earth whose position has been determined by triangulation
7S.CHchurcha building for public Christian worship
7S.AGRFagricultural facilitya building and/or tract of land used for improving agriculture
7S.SHSEstorehousea building for storing goods, especially provisions
7S.HSPhospitala building in which sick or injured, especially those confined to bed, are medically treated
6S.AIRFairfielda place on land where aircraft land and take off; no facilities provided for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
5S.SCHCcollegethe grounds and buildings of an institution of higher learning
4S.RUINruin(s)a destroyed or decayed structure which is no longer functional
4S.TOWRtowera high conspicuous structure, typically much higher than its diameter
3S.HSPCclinica medical facility associated with a hospital for outpatients
3S.ESTXsection of estate
3S.MFGfactoryone or more buildings where goods are manufactured, processed or fabricated
3S.DAMdama barrier constructed across a stream to impound water
2S.ESTSGsugar plantationan estate that specializes in growing sugar cane
2S.STNMmeteorological stationa station at which weather elements are recorded
2S.ESTTtea plantationan estate which specializes in growing tea bushes
2S.ADMFadministrative facilitya government building
2S.RSDrailroad sidinga short track parallel to and joining the main track
1S.BRKSbarracksa building for lodging military personnel
1S.ANSarchaeological/prehistoric sitea place where archeological remains, old structures, or cultural artifacts are located
1S.STDMstadiuma structure with an enclosure for athletic games with tiers of seats for spectators
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.PMPWwater pumping stationa facility for pumping water from a major well or through a pipeline
1S.HSPLleprosariuman asylum or hospital for lepers
1S.MLSWsawmilla mill where logs or lumber are sawn to specified shapes and sizes
1S.MNmine(s)a site where mineral ores are extracted from the ground by excavating surface pits and subterranean passages
1S.NOVnovitiatea religious house or school where novices are trained
1S.FTforta defensive structure or earthworks
1S.PRNprisona facility for confining prisoners
1S.RHSEresthousea structure maintained for the rest and shelter of travelers
1S.RNCHranch(es)a large farm specializing in extensive grazing of livestock
1S.RSRTresorta specialized facility for vacation, health, or participation sports activities
1S.ESTRrubber plantationan estate which specializes in growing and tapping rubber trees
857 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
839T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
517T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
52T.HLLShillsrounded elevations of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
36T.PKpeaka pointed elevation atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic feature
36T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
33T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
27T.MTSmountainsa mountain range or a group of mountains or high ridges
6T.PLATplateauan elevated plain with steep slopes on one or more sides, and often with incised streams
6T.RKrocka conspicuous, isolated rocky mass
5T.RKSrocksconspicuous, isolated rocky masses
4T.ISLSislandstracts of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
4T.DPRdepression(s)a low area surrounded by higher land and usually characterized by interior drainage
3T.SCRPescarpmenta long line of cliffs or steep slopes separating level surfaces above and below
3T.SLPslope(s)a surface with a relatively uniform slope angle
2T.BCHbeacha shore zone of coarse unconsolidated sediment that extends from the low-water line to the highest reach of storm waves
2T.PLNplain(s)an extensive area of comparatively level to gently undulating land, lacking surface irregularities, and usually adjacent to a higher area
2T.CAPEcapea land area, more prominent than a point, projecting into the sea and marking a notable change in coastal direction
1T.RDGEridge(s)a long narrow elevation with steep sides, and a more or less continuous crest
1T.FORDforda shallow part of a stream which can be crossed on foot or by land vehicle
1T.GRGEgorge(s)a short, narrow, steep-sided section of a stream valley
1T.PASSpassa break in a mountain range or other high obstruction, used for transportation from one side to the other [See also gap]
1T.PENpeninsulaan elongate area of land projecting into a body of water and nearly surrounded by water
1T.SPITspita narrow, straight or curved continuation of a beach into a waterbody
1T.SPURspur(s)a subordinate ridge projecting outward from a hill, mountain or other elevation
1T.VALvalleyan elongated depression usually traversed by a stream
1.585 Total for T
Vegetation Features (forest,heath,...)
4V.FRSTforest(s)an area dominated by tree vegetation
4 Total for V

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