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Feature Statistic Saudi Arabia

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
119A.ADM2second-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a first-order administrative division
13A.ADM1first-order administrative divisiona primary administrative division of a country, such as a state in the United States
3A.ADMDadministrative divisionan administrative division of a country, undifferentiated as to administrative level
1A.PCLIindependent political entity
136 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
3.702H.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
2.277H.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
933H.SBKHsabkha(s)a salt flat or salt encrusted plain subject to periodic inundation from flooding or high tides
396H.WTRHwaterhole(s)a natural hole, hollow, or small depression that contains water, used by man and animals, especially in arid areas
146H.PNDIintermittent pond
82H.SPNGspring(s)a place where ground water flows naturally out of the ground
75H.RFreef(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of consolidated material
40H.BAYbaya coastal indentation between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
39H.WADJwadi junctiona place where two or more wadies join
36H.WADMwadi mouththe lower terminus of a wadi where it widens into an adjoining floodplain, depression, or waterbody
31H.COVEcove(s)a small coastal indentation, smaller than a bay
24H.SHOLshoal(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of unconsolidated material
24H.RVNravine(s)a small, narrow, deep, steep-sided stream channel, smaller than a gorge
24H.POOLIintermittent pool
22H.INLTinleta narrow waterway extending into the land, or connecting a bay or lagoon with a larger body of water
18H.RSVTwater tanka contained pool or tank of water at, below, or above ground level
17H.LKIintermittent lake
16H.ANCHanchoragean area where vessels may anchor
15H.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
10H.CHNMmarine channelthat part of a body of water deep enough for navigation through an area otherwise not suitable
10H.FLTMmud flat(s)a relatively level area of mud either between high and low tide lines, or subject to flooding
9H.WLLQabandoned well
9H.STMIintermittent stream
5H.MRSHmarsh(es)a wetland dominated by grass-like vegetation
3H.WTLDIintermittent wetland
3H.BGHTbight(s)an open body of water forming a slight recession in a coastline
3H.BNKbank(s)an elevation, typically located on a shelf, over which the depth of water is relatively shallow but sufficient for most surface navigation
3H.WTLDwetlandan area subject to inundation, usually characterized by bog, marsh, or swamp vegetation
2H.STMstreama body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
2H.RSVreservoir(s)an artificial pond or lake
2H.BNKRstream banka sloping margin of a stream channel which normally confines the stream to its channel on land
2H.PNDponda small standing waterbody
1H.HBRharbor(s)a haven or space of deep water so sheltered by the adjacent land as to afford a safe anchorage for ships
1H.GULFgulfa large recess in the coastline, larger than a bay
1H.WADXsection of wadi
1H.DTCHditcha small artificial watercourse dug for draining or irrigating the land
1H.CNLAaqueducta conduit used to carry water
1H.WLLSwellscylindrical holes, pits, or tunnels drilled or dug down to a depth from which water, oil, or gas can be pumped or brought to the surface
1H.PNDNIintermittent salt pond(s)
1H.CHNchannelthe deepest part of a stream, bay, lagoon, or strait, through which the main current flows
1H.PNDNsalt ponda small standing body of salt water often in a marsh or swamp, usually along a seacoast
1H.STRTstraita relatively narrow waterway, usually narrower and less extensive than a sound, connecting two larger bodies of water
1H.WADBwadi benda conspicuously curved or bent segment of a wadi
7.991 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
591L.LCTYlocalitya minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries
255L.AREAareaa tract of land without homogeneous character or boundaries
63L.TRBtribal areaa tract of land used by nomadic or other tribes
44L.OASoasis(-es)an area in a desert made productive by the availability of water
33L.PRKparkan area, often of forested land, maintained as a place of beauty, or for recreation
27L.OILFoilfieldan area containing a subterranean store of petroleum of economic value
15L.RGNregionan area distinguished by one or more observable physical or cultural characteristics
13L.PRTporta place provided with terminal and transfer facilities for loading and discharging waterborne cargo or passengers, usually located in a harbor
5L.INDSindustrial areaan area characterized by industrial activity
4L.DEVHhousing developmenta tract of land on which many houses of similar design are built according to a development plan
4L.BSNDdrainage basinan area drained by a stream
3L.GRAZgrazing areaan area of grasses and shrubs used for grazing
1L.GVLgravel areaan area covered with gravel
1.058 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
2.809P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
482P.PPLXsection of populated place
88P.PPLLpopulated localityan area similar to a locality but with a small group of dwellings or other buildings
12P.PPLAseat of a first-order administrative divisionseat of a first-order administrative division (PPLC takes precedence over PPLA)
10P.PPLFfarm villagea populated place where the population is largely engaged in agricultural activities
5P.PPLQabandoned populated place
3P.PPLSpopulated placescities, towns, villages, or other agglomerations of buildings where people live and work
2P.PPLA2seat of a second-order administrative division
1P.PPLRreligious populated placea populated place whose population is largely engaged in religious occupations
1P.PPLCcapital of a political entity
1P.PPLHhistorical populated placea populated place that no longer exists
3.414 Total for P
Road / Railroad Features (road, railroad )
200R.STstreeta paved urban thoroughfare
62R.RDroadan open way with improved surface for transportation of animals, people and vehicles
17R.TRLtraila path, track, or route used by pedestrians, animals, or off-road vehicles
3R.RDJCTroad junctiona place where two or more roads join
1R.RDBroad benda conspicuously curved or bent section of a road
1R.CSWYcausewaya raised roadway across wet ground or shallow water
284 Total for R
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
562S.HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
347S.FRMfarma tract of land with associated buildings devoted to agriculture
140S.AIRFairfielda place on land where aircraft land and take off; no facilities provided for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
120S.MNmine(s)a site where mineral ores are extracted from the ground by excavating surface pits and subterranean passages
50S.MALLmallA large, often enclosed shopping complex containing various stores, businesses, and restaurants usually accessible by common passageways.
48S.TOWRtowera high conspicuous structure, typically much higher than its diameter
47S.BLDGbuilding(s)a structure built for permanent use, as a house, factory, etc.
44S.RUINruin(s)a destroyed or decayed structure which is no longer functional
43S.AIRQabandoned airfield
38S.PPpolice posta building in which police are stationed
38S.AIRPairporta place where aircraft regularly land and take off, with runways, navigational aids, and major facilities for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
36S.RSTNQabandoned railroad station
32S.HSPhospitala building in which sick or injured, especially those confined to bed, are medically treated
31S.ANSarchaeological/prehistoric sitea place where archeological remains, old structures, or cultural artifacts are located
28S.FTforta defensive structure or earthworks
23S.ADMFadministrative facilitya government building
23S.HSTShistorical sitea place of historical importance
22S.CARNcairna heap of stones erected as a landmark or for other purposes
20S.DAMdama barrier constructed across a stream to impound water
17S.CTRCMcommunity centera facility for community recreation and other activities
15S.GOSPgas-oil separator planta facility for separating gas from oil
13S.MSQEmosquea building for public Islamic worship
12S.AIRHheliporta place where helicopters land and take off
12S.PSTBborder posta post or station at an international boundary for the regulation of movement of people and goods
11S.SCHCcollegethe grounds and buildings of an institution of higher learning
10S.SCHschoolbuilding(s) where instruction in one or more branches of knowledge takes place
9S.MUSmuseuma building where objects of permanent interest in one or more of the arts and sciences are preserved and exhibited
9S.PMPOoil pumping stationa facility for pumping oil through a pipeline
6S.BLDOoffice buildingcommercial building where business and/or services are conducted
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.BCNbeacona fixed artificial navigation mark
6S.MKTmarketa place where goods are bought and sold at regular intervals
5S.CMPcamp(s)a site occupied by tents, huts, or other shelters for temporary use
5S.CAVEcave(s)an underground passageway or chamber, or cavity on the side of a cliff
5S.RLGreligious sitean ancient site of significant religious importance
4S.WTRWwaterworksa facility for supplying potable water through a water source and a system of pumps and filtration beds
4S.SCHMmilitary schoola school at which military science forms the core of the curriculum
4S.BDGbridgea structure erected across an obstacle such as a stream, road, etc., in order to carry roads, railroads, and pedestrians across
4S.LTHSElighthousea distinctive structure exhibiting a major navigation light
4S.GDNgarden(s)an enclosure for displaying selected plant or animal life
4S.OILWoil wella well from which oil may be pumped
4S.TRIGtriangulation stationa point on the earth whose position has been determined by triangulation
3S.OILRoil refinerya facility for converting crude oil into refined petroleum products
3S.TRMOoil pipeline terminala tank farm or loading facility at the end of an oil pipeline
3S.RSTNrailroad stationa facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading train passengers and freight
3S.HUThuta small primitive house
3S.GRVEgravea burial site
2S.MNMTmonumenta commemorative structure or statue
2S.FCLfacilitya building or buildings housing a center, institute, foundation, hospital, prison, mission, courthouse, etc.
2S.INSMmilitary installationa facility for use of and control by armed forces
2S.MNQabandoned mine
2S.MNQRquarry(-ies)a surface mine where building stone or gravel and sand, etc. are extracted
2S.PIERpiera structure built out into navigable water on piles providing berthing for ships and recreation
2S.CMTYcemeterya burial place or ground
2S.BUSTNbus stationa facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading passengers
2S.SHRNshrinea structure or place memorializing a person or religious concept
2S.STDMstadiuma structure with an enclosure for athletic games with tiers of seats for spectators
2S.STNMmeteorological stationa station at which weather elements are recorded
1S.HSEhouse(s)a building used as a human habitation
1S.CMPQabandoned camp
1S.PRNprisona facility for confining prisoners
1S.PSpower stationa facility for generating electric power
1S.MNAUgold mine(s)a mine where gold ore, or alluvial gold is extracted
1S.RECRracetracka track where races are held
1S.CSNOcasinoa building used for entertainment, especially gambling
1S.MFGfactoryone or more buildings where goods are manufactured, processed or fabricated
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.ZOOzooa zoological garden or park where wild animals are kept for exhibition
1S.OILQabandoned oil well
1S.COMCcommunication centera facility, including buildings, antennae, towers and electronic equipment for receiving and transmitting information
1S.BPboundary markera fixture marking a point along a boundary
1S.ITTRresearch institutea facility where research is carried out
1S.DAMQruined dama destroyed or decayed dam which is no longer functional
1S.PALpalacea large stately house, often a royal or presidential residence
1S.CRRLcorral(s)a pen or enclosure for confining or capturing animals
1S.STNCcoast guard stationa facility from which the coast is guarded by armed vessels
1S.AGRFagricultural facilitya building and/or tract of land used for improving agriculture
1S.ESTOoil palm plantationan estate specializing in the cultivation of oil palm trees
1S.HSPDdispensarya building where medical or dental aid is dispensed
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.HSPCclinica medical facility associated with a hospital for outpatients
1.927 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
3.825T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
1.685T.DUNEdune(s)a wave form, ridge or star shape feature composed of sand
968T.HLLShillsrounded elevations of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
784T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
741T.DPRdepression(s)a low area surrounded by higher land and usually characterized by interior drainage
406T.SANDsand areaa tract of land covered with sand
327T.TRGDinterdune trough(s)a long wind-swept trough between parallel longitudinal dunes
212T.RDGEridge(s)a long narrow elevation with steep sides, and a more or less continuous crest
199T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
168T.PLNplain(s)an extensive area of comparatively level to gently undulating land, lacking surface irregularities, and usually adjacent to a higher area
145T.SCRPescarpmenta long line of cliffs or steep slopes separating level surfaces above and below
124T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
121T.PROMpromontory(-ies)a bluff or prominent hill overlooking or projecting into a lowland
104T.MTSmountainsa mountain range or a group of mountains or high ridges
84T.LAVAlava areaan area of solidified lava
52T.CONEcone(s)a conical landform composed of mud or volcanic material
49T.PASSpassa break in a mountain range or other high obstruction, used for transportation from one side to the other [See also gap]
49T.BUTEbutte(s)a small, isolated, usually flat-topped hill with steep sides
44T.RKSrocksconspicuous, isolated rocky masses
39T.PKpeaka pointed elevation atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic feature
28T.PLATplateauan elevated plain with steep slopes on one or more sides, and often with incised streams
27T.SPURspur(s)a subordinate ridge projecting outward from a hill, mountain or other elevation
26T.VALvalleyan elongated depression usually traversed by a stream
24T.MESAmesa(s)a flat-topped, isolated elevation with steep slopes on all sides, less extensive than a plateau
20T.RKrocka conspicuous, isolated rocky mass
18T.SLPslope(s)a surface with a relatively uniform slope angle
18T.ISLSislandstracts of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
18T.SINKsinkholea small crater-shape depression in a karst area
15T.GRGEgorge(s)a short, narrow, steep-sided section of a stream valley
13T.HMCKhammock(s)a patch of ground, distinct from and slightly above the surrounding plain or wetland. Often occurs in groups
11T.UPLDuplandan extensive interior region of high land with low to moderate surface relief
9T.DSRTdeserta large area with little or no vegetation due to extreme environmental conditions
8T.PENpeninsulaan elongate area of land projecting into a body of water and nearly surrounded by water
8T.PANpana near-level shallow, natural depression or basin, usually containing an intermittent lake, pond, or pool
7T.CLFcliff(s)a high, steep to perpendicular slope overlooking a waterbody or lower area
7T.CAPEcapea land area, more prominent than a point, projecting into the sea and marking a notable change in coastal direction
6T.CRTRcrater(s)a generally circular saucer or bowl-shaped depression caused by volcanic or meteorite explosive action
5T.SHORshorea narrow zone bordering a waterbody which covers and uncovers at high and low water, respectively
4T.VLCvolcanoa conical elevation composed of volcanic materials with a crater at the top
3T.CFTcleft(s)a deep narrow slot, notch, or groove in a coastal cliff
2T.BLDRboulder fielda high altitude or high latitude bare, flat area covered with large angular rocks
2T.PLNXsection of plain
1T.SPITspita narrow, straight or curved continuation of a beach into a waterbody
1T.SDLsaddlea broad, open pass crossing a ridge or between hills or mountains
1T.BCHbeacha shore zone of coarse unconsolidated sediment that extends from the low-water line to the highest reach of storm waves
1T.HDLDheadlanda high projection of land extending into a large body of water beyond the line of the coast
1T.REGstony deserta desert plain characterized by a surface veneer of gravel and stones
1T.CNYNcanyona deep, narrow valley with steep sides cutting into a plateau or mountainous area
10.411 Total for T
Vegetation Features (forest,heath,...)
12V.CULTcultivated areaan area under cultivation
8V.GROVEgrovea small wooded area or collection of trees growing closely together, occurring naturally or deliberately planted
5V.TREEtree(s)a conspicuous tree used as a landmark
3V.SCRBscrublandan area of low trees, bushes, and shrubs stunted by some environmental limitation
28 Total for V

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