Land Use Data for Latitude 9.75 Longitude -84.75

Area size: .5 degrees latitude by .5 degrees longitude


Carara National Park
Tárcoles, Carara and La Cangreja

Agricultural Land Uses

Forestry - Pastoralism if moderate or higher
Forestry - Agro forestry
Rainfed agriculture (Subsistence/Commercial)
Cropped Agriculture with mod. intensive livestock
Cropped Agriculture with intensive livestock
Agriculture - Large scale Irrigation (>25% pixel size)
Agriculture in protected areas


Warm Tropics sub-humid




Bananas (also in forestry plantations)
Cereals and cereal products
Coffee Green (also in forestry plantations)

Growing Period (days)

240 to 269
270 to 299

Soil Types

Andosols (Black soils of volcanic landscapes)
Cambisols (Horizon differentiation in the subsoil evident from changes in structure, colour, clay content or carbonate content)
Gleysols (Soils with clear signs of groundwater influence)


Plain or plateau
Mountain 800-1500 m, slope > 5%

Slopes (degrees)

0.5 to 2
2 to 5
5 to 8
8 to 16
16 to 30
30 to 45
above 45

Population Density (persons per km2)

10 to 50
50 to 250

Infant mortality (per 1000 live births)

5 to 10

Mineral Extraction

Site Name (Type)Minerals
Cerro Pato ProspectGold
Playa BajamarIron, Titanium, Metal
Playa Boca BarrancaIron, Titanium, Metal
Playa CalderaIron, Titanium, Metal
Playa Tarcoles NorteIron, Titanium, Metal
Rio BarrancaSand and Gravel, Construction

Agricultural use data provided by LADA, 2008. "Mapping Land Use Systems at global and regional scales for Land Degradation Assessment Analysis. Version 1.0" Nachtergaele F. & Petri M.
Mineral extraction data provided by USGS Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS), downloaded June 2, 2010.