Land Use Data for Latitude 8.75 Longitude -83.75

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


Corcovado National Park
Golfo Dulce Forest Reserve
Manglar Térraba-Sierpe Wetland
Reserva Biológica Isla del Caño
Sierpe Wetlands and Osa Peninsula

Agricultural Land Uses

Forestry - Pastoralism if moderate or higher
Forestry - Agro forestry
Forestry - Plantations
Rainfed agriculture (Subsistence/Commercial)
Urban land


Cool Tropic mixed
Warm Tropics perhumid
Warm Tropics humid




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

Growing Period (days)

300 to 329
330 to 359
above 360

Soil Types

Cambisols (Horizon differentiation in the subsoil evident from changes in structure, colour, clay content or carbonate content)
Nitisols (Deep, well-drained, red, tropical soils with a clayey subsurface)
Regosols (Other)


Plain or plateau
Mountain 800-1500 m, slope > 5%
Mountain 1500-2500 m, slope > 2%

Slopes (degrees)

2 to 5
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
Isla ViolinGold
Quebrada AguabuenaGold
Quebrada BanegasGold
Quebrada SaltoGold
Rio DrakeGold
Rio RiyitoGold
Rio San JuanGold
Rio SirenaGold

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.