Land Use Data for Latitude 18.75 Longitude 102.25

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


Luang Prabang montane rain forests ecoregion

Agricultural Land Uses

Forestry - Pastoralism if moderate or higher
Forestry - Plantations
Grasslands - Extensive pastoralism
Rainfed agriculture (Subsistence/Commercial)
Sparsely vegetated areas - Extensive pastoralism


Cool Tropic mixed
Warm Tropics sub-humid




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

Growing Period (days)

240 to 269

Soil Types



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

Slopes (degrees)

2 to 5
5 to 8
16 to 30
30 to 45
above 45

Population Density (persons per km2)

10 to 50

Infant mortality (per 1000 live births)

75 to 100

Mineral Extraction

Site Name (Type)Minerals
Ban BouakmouLead
Ban DonLimestone, General
Ban DonClay
Ban ThalatGold
Ban Thalat Prospect (Offshore)Gold
Houei KangxangGold
Houei LaGold
Kihn HoGold
NathounLead, Zinc
Pha ThenCopper, Silver
Vang ViengLimestone, General, Clay

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.