Land Use Data for Latitude 10.25 Longitude -84.25

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


Braulio Carrillo National Park
Central Volcanic Cordillera
Juan Castro Blanco National Park
La Selva Biological Station
Rara Avis Rainforest Reserve
Volcán Poás National Park

Agricultural Land Uses

Forestry - Pastoralism if moderate or higher
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)
Grain (dried)

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)


Plain or plateau

Slopes (degrees)

0.5 to 2
2 to 5
5 to 8
8 to 16
16 to 30

Population Density (persons per km2)

2 to 10
10 to 50

Infant mortality (per 1000 live births)

5 to 10
10 to 20
40 to 50

Mineral Extraction

Site Name (Type)Minerals
Cerro CongoSulfur
Chocosuela ProspectSulfur
Ciudad Quesada AreaSulfur
Fila ChocosuelaSulfur, Gold
La PalmeraTravertine
Palmares MineGold
Poas OccurrenceSulfur
Quebrada Azufrada ProspectSulfur
Quebrada LagunaPumice, Aggregate, Light Weight, Volcanic Materials
Rincon De Mora ProspectGold
Rio Barroso ProspectGold
Rio Cuarto OccurrenceAluminum
Rio SarapiquiSand and Gravel, Construction
San Ramon MineIron, Aluminum, Copper
Tajo CarhmiVolcanic Materials, Stone, Crushed/Broken, Stone, Dimension
Tajo Cerro CrisantoVolcanic Materials, Stone, Crushed/Broken
Tajo El Bajo De LeonStone, Crushed/Broken, Volcanic Materials
Tajo Hermanos AlfaroVolcanic Materials, Stone, Crushed/Broken
Tajo La ArgentinaVolcanic Materials, Stone, Crushed/Broken
Tajo La PistaVolcanic Materials, Stone, Crushed/Broken
Tajo La RochaStone, Crushed/Broken, Stone, Dimension, Volcanic Materials
Volcan Viejo ProspectSulfur
ZarceroVolcanic Materials, Stone, Dimension

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.