Land Use Data for Latitude 17.25 Longitude -88.75

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


Belizean pine forests ecoregion
Sibun Forest Reserve

Agricultural Land Uses

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


Warm Tropics humid




Bananas (also in forestry plantations)
Cereals and cereal products
Coffee Green (also in forestry plantations)
Sugar Cane
Sugar crops and sweeteners

Growing Period (days)

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)
Leptosols (Shallow soils)


Plain or plateau

Slopes (degrees)

0 to 0.5
0.5 to 2
2 to 5
5 to 8

Population Density (persons per km2)

2 to 10

Infant mortality (per 1000 live births)

20 to 30
30 to 40

Mineral Extraction

Site Name (Type)Minerals
Mountain Pine Ridge ProspectTin

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.