Land Use Data for Latitude 31.75 Longitude -6.25

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


Mediterranean High Atlas juniper steppe ecoregion

Agricultural Land Uses

Forestry - Agro forestry
Forestry - Plantations
Grasslands - Mod. intensive pastoralism
Grasslands - Intensive pastoralism
Shrubs - 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
Urban land
Open Water - Inland Fisheries


Temperate humid
Temperate drylands
Mediterranean humid
Mediterranean drylands




Bananas (also in forestry plantations)
Cereals and cereal products

Growing Period (days)

90 to 119
120 to 149
150 to 179
180 to 209

Soil Types

Calcisols (Substantial accumulation of secondary lime)
Kastanozems (Dark brown soils rich in organic matter)
Leptosols (Shallow soils)


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

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
above 250

Infant mortality (per 1000 live births)

20 to 30

Mineral Extraction

Site Name (Type)Minerals
Atlas MountainsAluminum
Ben Guerir MinePhosphorus-Phosphates
Ben Ider MinePhosphorus-Phosphates
Bleida MineCopper
Bou Craa MinePhosphorus-Phosphates
Gourougou MassifManganese
Imiter MineSilver
Kettara MineIron, Pig Iron
Oued El Heimer MineLead, Silver, Copper
Qued Zem MinePhosphorus-Phosphates
Quiksane MineIron
Sidi Lahcen MineZinc, Silver, Lead
Youssoufia MinePhosphorus-Phosphates
Zagounder MineSilver

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.