Land Use Data for Latitude 8.25 Longitude -77.75

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


Eastern Panamanian montane forests ecoregion

Agricultural Land Uses

Forestry - Plantations
Rainfed agriculture (Subsistence/Commercial)
Sparsely vegetated areas - Extensive pastoralism


Warm Tropics perhumid
Warm Tropics humid




Bananas (also in forestry plantations)

Growing Period (days)

270 to 299
300 to 329
330 to 359

Soil Types

Cambisols (Horizon differentiation in the subsoil evident from changes in structure, colour, clay content or carbonate content)
Phaeozems (Dark soils rich in organic matter)


Plain or plateau

Slopes (degrees)

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

Population Density (persons per km2)

0 to 2
2 to 10
10 to 50

Infant mortality (per 1000 live births)

10 to 20

Mineral Extraction

Site Name (Type)Minerals
Rio MariaGold
Rio TaimotiGold
Rio TupspesaGold, PGE

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.