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Feature Statistic Rwanda

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
2.148A.ADM4fourth-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a third-order administrative division
416A.ADM3third-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a second-order administrative division
30A.ADM2second-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a first-order administrative division
21A.ADM2Hhistorical second-order administrative divisiona former second-order administrative division
12A.ADM1Hhistorical first-order administrative divisiona former first-order administrative division
5A.ADM1first-order administrative divisiona primary administrative division of a country, such as a state in the United States
1A.PCLIindependent political entity
1A.PCLHhistorical political entitya former political entity
2.634 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
4.162H.STMIintermittent stream
2.672H.STMstreama body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
55H.WTLDwetlandan area subject to inundation, usually characterized by bog, marsh, or swamp vegetation
54H.LKlakea large inland body of standing water
33H.MRSHmarsh(es)a wetland dominated by grass-like vegetation
12H.BAYbaya coastal indentation between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
7H.LKXsection of lake
5H.FLLSwaterfall(s)a perpendicular or very steep descent of the water of a stream
5H.STMCcanalized streama stream that has been substantially ditched, diked, or straightened
2H.CNLcanalan artificial watercourse
2H.STMXsection of stream
1H.RVNravine(s)a small, narrow, deep, steep-sided stream channel, smaller than a gorge
1H.SYSIirrigation systema network of ditches and one or more of the following elements: water supply, reservoir, canal, pump, well, drain, etc.
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.LKIintermittent lake
7.013 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
192L.LCTYlocalitya minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries
7L.RESFforest reservea forested area set aside for preservation or controlled use
3L.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
1L.RESVreservationa tract of land set aside for aboriginal, tribal, or native populations
206 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
8.094P.PPLLpopulated localityan area similar to a locality but with a small group of dwellings or other buildings
1.917P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
29P.PPLFfarm villagea populated place where the population is largely engaged in agricultural activities
13P.PPLXsection of populated place
4P.PPLAseat of a first-order administrative divisionseat of a first-order administrative division (PPLC takes precedence over PPLA)
3P.PPLA2seat of a second-order administrative division
1P.PPLCcapital of a political entity
10.061 Total for P
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
17S.HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
13S.BLDGbuilding(s)a structure built for permanent use, as a house, factory, etc.
12S.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
9S.SCHschoolbuilding(s) where instruction in one or more branches of knowledge takes place
8S.AIRFairfielda place on land where aircraft land and take off; no facilities provided for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
7S.ADMFadministrative facilitya government building
7S.HSPhospitala building in which sick or injured, especially those confined to bed, are medically treated
6S.MFGfactoryone or more buildings where goods are manufactured, processed or fabricated
5S.MNmine(s)a site where mineral ores are extracted from the ground by excavating surface pits and subterranean passages
4S.INSMmilitary installationa facility for use of and control by armed forces
3S.AIRPairporta place where aircraft regularly land and take off, with runways, navigational aids, and major facilities for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
3S.BANKbankA business establishment in which money is kept for saving or commercial purposes or is invested, supplied for loans, or exchanged.
3S.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.
3S.STDMstadiuma structure with an enclosure for athletic games with tiers of seats for spectators
3S.SCHCcollegethe grounds and buildings of an institution of higher learning
3S.CMPRFrefugee campa camp used by refugees
3S.PSHhydroelectric power stationa building where electricity is generated from water power
2S.BLDOoffice buildingcommercial building where business and/or services are conducted
2S.MUSmuseuma building where objects of permanent interest in one or more of the arts and sciences are preserved and exhibited
1S.CHchurcha building for public Christian worship
1S.AGRFagricultural facilitya building and/or tract of land used for improving agriculture
1S.BDGbridgea structure erected across an obstacle such as a stream, road, etc., in order to carry roads, railroads, and pedestrians across
1S.CAVEcave(s)an underground passageway or chamber, or cavity on the side of a cliff
1S.CTRCMcommunity centera facility for community recreation and other activities
1S.MKTmarketa place where goods are bought and sold at regular intervals
1S.PALpalacea large stately house, often a royal or presidential residence
1S.PRKHQpark headquartersa park administrative facility
1S.PSpower stationa facility for generating electric power
1S.PSTBborder posta post or station at an international boundary for the regulation of movement of people and goods
1S.RSRTresorta specialized facility for vacation, health, or participation sports activities
1S.STNBscientific research basea scientific facility used as a base from which research is carried out or monitored
1S.VETFveterinary facilitya building or camp at which veterinary services are available
1S.WTRWwaterworksa facility for supplying potable water through a water source and a system of pumps and filtration beds
127 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
226T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
100T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
66T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
52T.SLPslope(s)a surface with a relatively uniform slope angle
38T.SPURspur(s)a subordinate ridge projecting outward from a hill, mountain or other elevation
36T.CRTRcrater(s)a generally circular saucer or bowl-shaped depression caused by volcanic or meteorite explosive action
33T.PKpeaka pointed elevation atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic feature
6T.RDGEridge(s)a long narrow elevation with steep sides, and a more or less continuous crest
6T.VALvalleyan elongated depression usually traversed by a stream
5T.PROMpromontory(-ies)a bluff or prominent hill overlooking or projecting into a lowland
5T.HLLShillsrounded elevations of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
4T.PENpeninsulaan elongate area of land projecting into a body of water and nearly surrounded by water
3T.HDLDheadlanda high projection of land extending into a large body of water beyond the line of the coast
3T.RKSrocksconspicuous, isolated rocky masses
3T.VLCvolcanoa conical elevation composed of volcanic materials with a crater at the top
2T.PASSpassa break in a mountain range or other high obstruction, used for transportation from one side to the other [See also gap]
1T.BCHbeacha shore zone of coarse unconsolidated sediment that extends from the low-water line to the highest reach of storm waves
1T.PLNplain(s)an extensive area of comparatively level to gently undulating land, lacking surface irregularities, and usually adjacent to a higher area
1T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
1T.RKrocka conspicuous, isolated rocky mass
1T.SCRPescarpmenta long line of cliffs or steep slopes separating level surfaces above and below
1T.MTSmountainsa mountain range or a group of mountains or high ridges
594 Total for T
Vegetation Features (forest,heath,...)
45V.FRSTforest(s)an area dominated by tree vegetation
36V.GRSLDgrasslandan area dominated by grass vegetation
14V.CULTcultivated areaan area under cultivation
95 Total for V

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