Land Use Data for Latitude 8.25 Longitude 80.25

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


Usgala Siyambalanduwa
Wilpattu National Park

Agricultural Land Uses

Forestry - Pastoralism if moderate or higher
Forestry - Agro forestry
Forestry - Plantations
Grasslands - Extensive pastoralism
Grasslands - Mod. intensive pastoralism
Rainfed agriculture (Subsistence/Commercial)
Cropped Agriculture with mod. intensive livestock
Cropped Agriculture with intensive livestock
Mixture crops- moderate livestock and large scale irrigation
Agriculture - Large scale Irrigation (>25% pixel size)
Agriculture in protected areas
Urban land


Warm Tropics sub-humid
Warm Tropics drylands




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

Growing Period (days)

150 to 179
180 to 209

Soil Types

Ferralsols (Red and yellow tropical soils with a high content of sesquioxides)
Solonchaks (Saline)


Plain or plateau

Slopes (degrees)

0.5 to 2
2 to 5

Population Density (persons per km2)

10 to 50
50 to 250

Infant mortality (per 1000 live births)

2 to 5
5 to 10
10 to 20
20 to 30

Mineral Extraction

Site Name (Type)Minerals
Eppawella ProjectPhosphorus-Phosphates

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.