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Feature Statistic Tunisia

Num. NamesFeature ClassFeature CodeFeature Description
Administrative Boundary Features (country, state, region,...)
2.084A.ADM3third-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a second-order administrative division
264A.ADM2second-order administrative divisiona subdivision of a first-order administrative division
24A.ADM1first-order administrative divisiona primary administrative division of a country, such as a state in the United States
11A.ADMDadministrative divisionan administrative division of a country, undifferentiated as to administrative level
2A.ADM3Hhistorical third-order administrative divisiona former third-order administrative division
1A.PCLIindependent political entity
2.386 Total for A
Hydrographic Features (stream, lake, ...)
2.661H.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
1.781H.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
1.472H.SPNGspring(s)a place where ground water flows naturally out of the ground
350H.STMstreama body of running water moving to a lower level in a channel on land
242H.SBKHsabkha(s)a salt flat or salt encrusted plain subject to periodic inundation from flooding or high tides
24H.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
16H.MRSHmarsh(es)a wetland dominated by grass-like vegetation
12H.RVNravine(s)a small, narrow, deep, steep-sided stream channel, smaller than a gorge
11H.BAYbaya coastal indentation between two capes or headlands, larger than a cove but smaller than a gulf
7H.WADXsection of wadi
7H.RSVTwater tanka contained pool or tank of water at, below, or above ground level
7H.CHNMmarine channelthat part of a body of water deep enough for navigation through an area otherwise not suitable
6H.BNKbank(s)an elevation, typically located on a shelf, over which the depth of water is relatively shallow but sufficient for most surface navigation
6H.WTRHwaterhole(s)a natural hole, hollow, or small depression that contains water, used by man and animals, especially in arid areas
5H.STMXsection of stream
5H.INLTinleta narrow waterway extending into the land, or connecting a bay or lagoon with a larger body of water
5H.LGNlagoona shallow coastal waterbody, completely or partly separated from a larger body of water by a barrier island, coral reef or other depositional feature
5H.LKlakea large inland body of standing water
5H.RSVreservoir(s)an artificial pond or lake
4H.STMIintermittent stream
4H.GULFgulfa large recess in the coastline, larger than a bay
4H.COVEcove(s)a small coastal indentation, smaller than a bay
4H.CNLcanalan artificial watercourse
4H.SHOLshoal(s)a surface-navigation hazard composed of unconsolidated material
3H.PNDponda small standing waterbody
2H.HBRharbor(s)a haven or space of deep water so sheltered by the adjacent land as to afford a safe anchorage for ships
2H.CNLAaqueducta conduit used to carry water
1H.STMHheadwatersthe source and upper part of a stream, including the upper drainage basin
1H.BGHTbight(s)an open body of water forming a slight recession in a coastline
1H.LKIintermittent lake
1H.RDSTroadsteadan open anchorage affording less protection than a harbor
1H.SPNThot spring(s)a place where hot ground water flows naturally out of the ground
1H.STMBstream benda conspicuously curved or bent segment of a stream
1H.STMMstream mouth(s)a place where a stream discharges into a lagoon, lake, or the sea
1H.STMQabandoned watercoursea former stream or distributary no longer carrying flowing water, but still evident due to lakes, wetland, topographic or vegetation patterns
1H.WLLQabandoned well
6.663 Total for H
Area Features (parks,area, ...)
497L.AREAareaa tract of land without homogeneous character or boundaries
359L.TRBtribal areaa tract of land used by nomadic or other tribes
317L.LCTYlocalitya minor area or place of unspecified or mixed character and indefinite boundaries
58L.PRTporta place provided with terminal and transfer facilities for loading and discharging waterborne cargo or passengers, usually located in a harbor
15L.PRKparkan area, often of forested land, maintained as a place of beauty, or for recreation
11L.RGNregionan area distinguished by one or more observable physical or cultural characteristics
7L.SALTsalt areaa shallow basin or flat where salt accumulates after periodic inundation
3L.INDSindustrial areaan area characterized by industrial activity
2L.OASoasis(-es)an area in a desert made productive by the availability of water
2L.NVBnaval basean area used to store supplies, provide barracks for troops and naval personnel, a port for naval vessels, and from which operations are initiated
1L.OILFoilfieldan area containing a subterranean store of petroleum of economic value
1L.CSTcoasta zone of variable width straddling the shoreline
1L.GASFgasfieldan area containing a subterranean store of natural gas of economic value
1L.AMUSamusement parkAmusement Park are theme parks, adventure parks offering entertainment, similar to funfairs but with a fix location
1.275 Total for L
Populated Place Features (city, village,...)
1.755P.PPLpopulated placea city, town, village, or other agglomeration of buildings where people live and work
402P.PPLXsection of populated place
23P.PPLAseat of a first-order administrative divisionseat of a first-order administrative division (PPLC takes precedence over PPLA)
21P.PPLHhistorical populated placea populated place that no longer exists
13P.PPLLpopulated localityan area similar to a locality but with a small group of dwellings or other buildings
2P.PPLA2seat of a second-order administrative division
2P.PPLCHhistorical capital of a political entitya former capital of a political entity
1P.PPLCcapital of a political entity
1P.PPLSpopulated placescities, towns, villages, or other agglomerations of buildings where people live and work
2.220 Total for P
Road / Railroad Features (road, railroad )
2.425R.RDroadan open way with improved surface for transportation of animals, people and vehicles
295R.STstreeta paved urban thoroughfare
2R.CSWYcausewaya raised roadway across wet ground or shallow water
2.722 Total for R
Spot Features (spot, building, farm)
2.387S.TMBtomb(s)a structure for interring bodies
1.397S.RUINruin(s)a destroyed or decayed structure which is no longer functional
829S.HTLhotela building providing lodging and/or meals for the public
542S.FRMfarma tract of land with associated buildings devoted to agriculture
367S.SHRNshrinea structure or place memorializing a person or religious concept
132S.CMTYcemeterya burial place or ground
113S.MSQEmosquea building for public Islamic worship
112S.RSTNrailroad stationa facility comprising ticket office, platforms, etc. for loading and unloading train passengers and freight
93S.FTforta defensive structure or earthworks
72S.HSEhouse(s)a building used as a human habitation
50S.SQRsquarea broad, open, public area near the center of a town or city
49S.MTROmetro stationmetro station (Underground, Tube, or Metro)
47S.SCHschoolbuilding(s) where instruction in one or more branches of knowledge takes place
36S.TRIGtriangulation stationa point on the earth whose position has been determined by triangulation
30S.GATEgatea controlled access entrance or exit
29S.ANSarchaeological/prehistoric sitea place where archeological remains, old structures, or cultural artifacts are located
27S.MKTmarketa place where goods are bought and sold at regular intervals
23S.BLDGbuilding(s)a structure built for permanent use, as a house, factory, etc.
22S.RSTPrailroad stopa place lacking station facilities where trains stop to pick up and unload passengers and freight
21S.RLGreligious sitean ancient site of significant religious importance
19S.HSPhospitala building in which sick or injured, especially those confined to bed, are medically treated
16S.MUSmuseuma building where objects of permanent interest in one or more of the arts and sciences are preserved and exhibited
13S.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.MNMTmonumenta commemorative structure or statue
12S.HSTShistorical sitea place of historical importance
12S.STDMstadiuma structure with an enclosure for athletic games with tiers of seats for spectators
11S.LTHSElighthousea distinctive structure exhibiting a major navigation light
10S.PALpalacea large stately house, often a royal or presidential residence
8S.TOWRtowera high conspicuous structure, typically much higher than its diameter
8S.STNFforest stationa collection of buildings and facilities for carrying out forest management
8S.ATHFathletic fielda tract of land used for playing team sports, and athletic track and field events
7S.ADMFadministrative facilitya government building
6S.GDNgarden(s)an enclosure for displaying selected plant or animal life
6S.DAMdama barrier constructed across a stream to impound water
5S.PIERpiera structure built out into navigable water on piles providing berthing for ships and recreation
4S.CAVEcave(s)an underground passageway or chamber, or cavity on the side of a cliff
4S.ESTestate(s)a large commercialized agricultural landholding with associated buildings and other facilities
4S.CTRCMcommunity centera facility for community recreation and other activities
4S.CTRRreligious centera facility where more than one religious activity is carried out, e.g., retreat, school, monastery, worship
3S.CMPcamp(s)a site occupied by tents, huts, or other shelters for temporary use
3S.MNmine(s)a site where mineral ores are extracted from the ground by excavating surface pits and subterranean passages
3S.SPAspaa resort area usually developed around a medicinal spring
3S.AIRFairfielda place on land where aircraft land and take off; no facilities provided for the commercial handling of passengers and cargo
3S.CSNOcasinoa building used for entertainment, especially gambling
3S.MLOolive oil milla mill where oil is extracted from olives
2S.FCLfacilitya building or buildings housing a center, institute, foundation, hospital, prison, mission, courthouse, etc.
2S.PPQabandoned police post
2S.RDCRtraffic circlea road junction formed around a central circle about which traffic moves in one direction only
2S.SCHTtechnical schoolpost-secondary school with a specifically technical or vocational curriculum
2S.TRMOoil pipeline terminala tank farm or loading facility at the end of an oil pipeline
2S.STNBscientific research basea scientific facility used as a base from which research is carried out or monitored
2S.TRANTtransit terminalfacilities for the handling of vehicular freight and passengers
2S.MNQRquarry(-ies)a surface mine where building stone or gravel and sand, etc. are extracted
2S.MARmarinaa harbor facility for small boats, yachts, etc.
2S.STNMmeteorological stationa station at which weather elements are recorded
2S.MLWNDwindmilla mill or water pump powered by wind
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.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
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.HSPCclinica medical facility associated with a hospital for outpatients
1S.CTHSEcourthousea building in which courts of law are held
1S.LIBRlibraryA place in which information resources such as books are kept for reading, reference, or lending.
1S.MLmill(s)a building housing machines for transforming, shaping, finishing, grinding, or extracting products
1S.MLMore treatment planta facility for improving the metal content of ore by concentration
1S.CHchurcha building for public Christian worship
1S.OILWoil wella well from which oil may be pumped
1S.PKLTparking lotan area used for parking vehicles
1S.RECGgolf coursea recreation field where golf is played
1S.RSRTresorta specialized facility for vacation, health, or participation sports activities
1S.BANKbankA business establishment in which money is kept for saving or commercial purposes or is invested, supplied for loans, or exchanged.
1S.AIRQabandoned airfield
1S.SCHCcollegethe grounds and buildings of an institution of higher learning
1S.THTRtheatera building or outdoor area used for live theatrical presentations, concerts, opera or dance productions, cinema, and/or other stage productions
1S.AIRBairbasean area used to store supplies, provide barracks for air force personnel, hangars and runways for aircraft, and from which operations are initiated
1S.DCKYdockyarda facility for servicing, building, or repairing ships
6.606 Total for S
Hypsographic Features (mountain,hill,rock,... )
1.964T.HLLhilla rounded elevation of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
658T.MTmountainan elevation standing high above the surrounding area with small summit area, steep slopes and local relief of 300m or more
278T.PKpeaka pointed elevation atop a mountain, ridge, or other hypsographic feature
228T.RDGEridge(s)a long narrow elevation with steep sides, and a more or less continuous crest
162T.DUNEdune(s)a wave form, ridge or star shape feature composed of sand
108T.HLLShillsrounded elevations of limited extent rising above the surrounding land with local relief of less than 300m
94T.PASSpassa break in a mountain range or other high obstruction, used for transportation from one side to the other [See also gap]
69T.PTpointa tapering piece of land projecting into a body of water, less prominent than a cape
58T.SCRPescarpmenta long line of cliffs or steep slopes separating level surfaces above and below
48T.ISLislanda tract of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
40T.SLPslope(s)a surface with a relatively uniform slope angle
38T.DPRdepression(s)a low area surrounded by higher land and usually characterized by interior drainage
21T.CAPEcapea land area, more prominent than a point, projecting into the sea and marking a notable change in coastal direction
19T.MTSmountainsa mountain range or a group of mountains or high ridges
17T.SPURspur(s)a subordinate ridge projecting outward from a hill, mountain or other elevation
16T.PLNplain(s)an extensive area of comparatively level to gently undulating land, lacking surface irregularities, and usually adjacent to a higher area
13T.HMDArock deserta relatively sand-free, high bedrock plateau in a hot desert, with or without a gravel veneer
9T.ISLSislandstracts of land, smaller than a continent, surrounded by water at high water
9T.PROMpromontory(-ies)a bluff or prominent hill overlooking or projecting into a lowland
7T.MESAmesa(s)a flat-topped, isolated elevation with steep slopes on all sides, less extensive than a plateau
6T.PENpeninsulaan elongate area of land projecting into a body of water and nearly surrounded by water
5T.CFTcleft(s)a deep narrow slot, notch, or groove in a coastal cliff
5T.UPLDuplandan extensive interior region of high land with low to moderate surface relief
4T.BUTEbutte(s)a small, isolated, usually flat-topped hill with steep sides
4T.CLFcliff(s)a high, steep to perpendicular slope overlooking a waterbody or lower area
4T.RKrocka conspicuous, isolated rocky mass
3T.SANDsand areaa tract of land covered with sand
2T.PLATplateauan elevated plain with steep slopes on one or more sides, and often with incised streams
2T.SPITspita narrow, straight or curved continuation of a beach into a waterbody
2T.GRGEgorge(s)a short, narrow, steep-sided section of a stream valley
2T.VALvalleyan elongated depression usually traversed by a stream
2T.RKSrocksconspicuous, isolated rocky masses
1T.HDLDheadlanda high projection of land extending into a large body of water beyond the line of the coast
1T.BCHbeacha shore zone of coarse unconsolidated sediment that extends from the low-water line to the highest reach of storm waves
1T.BDLDbadlandsan area characterized by a maze of very closely spaced, deep, narrow, steep-sided ravines, and sharp crests and pinnacles
1T.DLTAdeltaa flat plain formed by alluvial deposits at the mouth of a stream
1T.GAPgapa low place in a ridge, not used for transportation
1T.HMCKhammock(s)a patch of ground, distinct from and slightly above the surrounding plain or wetland. Often occurs in groups
1T.ISLXsection of island
1T.SHORshorea narrow zone bordering a waterbody which covers and uncovers at high and low water, respectively
1T.TRGDinterdune trough(s)a long wind-swept trough between parallel longitudinal dunes
3.906 Total for T
Undersea Features (undersea)
1U.BSNUbasina depression more or less equidimensional in plan and of variable extent
1 Total for U
Vegetation Features (forest,heath,...)
4V.FRSTforest(s)an area dominated by tree vegetation
4 Total for V

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