Land Use Data for Latitude -6.25 Longitude 29.75

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


Mahale Mountains National Park
Mahali Mountain National Park

Agricultural Land Uses

Forestry - Pastoralism if moderate or higher
Forestry - Agro forestry
Open Water - Inland Fisheries


Warm Tropics sub-humid




Bananas (also in forestry plantations)

Growing Period (days)

210 to 239

Soil Types

Cambisols (Horizon differentiation in the subsoil evident from changes in structure, colour, clay content or carbonate content)
Ferralsols (Red and yellow tropical soils with a high content of sesquioxides)


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

Slopes (degrees)

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

Population Density (persons per km2)


Infant mortality (per 1000 live births)

above 100

Mineral Extraction

Site Name (Type)Minerals
Kapalagulu Nickel ProspectNickel

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.