Land Use Data for Latitude 9.25 Longitude -83.25

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


Cordillera de Talamanca Norte
Los Santos, La Amistad PacĂ­fico
Reserva de la Biosfera de la Amistad
Talamanca Highlands

Agricultural Land Uses

Forestry - Pastoralism if moderate or higher
Forestry - Plantations
Agriculture in protected areas
Urban land


Cool Tropic mixed
Warm Tropics perhumid




Bananas (also in forestry plantations)
Cereals and cereal products

Growing Period (days)

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)
Fluvisols (Soils developed in alluvial deposits)
Nitisols (Deep, well-drained, red, tropical soils with a clayey subsurface)


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

Slopes (degrees)

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

Population Density (persons per km2)

2 to 10
10 to 50
above 250

Infant mortality (per 1000 live births)

5 to 10
10 to 20

Mineral Extraction

Site Name (Type)Minerals
Brujo OccurrenceAluminum
Buenos Aires OccurrenceAluminum
Quebrada Casa OccurrenceAluminum
Rio Ceibo ProspectCopper
Rio Lari ProspectCopper
Rio Pato OccurrenceCopper
Rio San Antonio OccurrenceAluminum
Rio Sini OccurrenceCopper
Rio Uren OccurrenceCopper
Rio Yuani OccurrenceCopper

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.