Land Use Data for Latitude 9.25 Longitude -83.75

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


Marino Ballena National Park

Agricultural Land Uses

Forestry - Pastoralism if moderate or higher
Forestry - Agro forestry
Forestry - Plantations
Rainfed agriculture (Subsistence/Commercial)
Cropped Agriculture with intensive livestock
Agriculture in protected areas
Urban land


Cool Tropic mixed
Warm Tropics perhumid
Warm Tropics humid




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

Growing Period (days)

300 to 329
330 to 359
above 360

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)
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%
Mountain > 2500

Slopes (degrees)

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
above 250

Infant mortality (per 1000 live births)

5 to 10
10 to 20

Mineral Extraction

Site Name (Type)Minerals
Boruca ProspectCopper, Silver
Cerro Boruca MineAluminum
Fila Uruca ProspectCopper
Playa Boca De CoronadoIron, Titanium, Metal
Pueblo Nuevo ProspectCopper, Silver, Gold
Punta Uvita OccurrenceAluminum
Rio PacuarSand and Gravel, Construction
Rio San Pedro OccurrenceAluminum
San Isidro Del General (Surface)Aluminum
San Isidro ProspectAluminum
San Ramon ProspectCopper
Santa Cruz ProspectCopper

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.