Land Use Data for Latitude 14.75 Longitude -89.25

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


Central American montane forests ecoregion
Cerro del Mono
La UniĆ³n Regional Municipal Park

Agricultural Land Uses

Forestry - Agro forestry
Forestry - Plantations
Rainfed agriculture (Subsistence/Commercial)
Cropped Agriculture with mod. intensive livestock
Cropped Agriculture with intensive livestock
Agriculture in protected areas
Open Water - Inland Fisheries


Warm Tropics humid
Warm Tropics sub-humid




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

Growing Period (days)

240 to 269
270 to 299
300 to 329

Soil Types

Cambisols (Horizon differentiation in the subsoil evident from changes in structure, colour, clay content or carbonate content)
Gleysols (Soils with clear signs of groundwater influence)
Nitisols (Deep, well-drained, red, tropical soils with a clayey subsurface)


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

Slopes (degrees)

0.5 to 2
2 to 5
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

Infant mortality (per 1000 live births)

30 to 40
40 to 50

Mineral Extraction

Site Name (Type)Minerals
Brenes ProspectManganese, Nickel, Cobalt
El ChancoIron
El Horno ProspectAntimony
El Majon AreaBentonite
Los PlanesBentonite
Perez ProspectCobalt, Manganese, Nickel, Copper
Providencia ProspectCopper
Vado Hondo AreaBentonite

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.