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    Tierra caliente


    • Tierra caliente is a pseudo-climatological term used in Latin America to refer to those places within that realm which have a distinctly tropical climate. The tierra caliente forms at Sea Level from 0-3,000 feet. The Peruvian geographer Javier Pulgar Vidal used the altitude of 1,000 m as the border between the Tropical Rain forest and the Subtropical Cloud forest (Yunga fluvial).

      Most locations within this zone are situated along coastal plains, but some interior basin regions also fit into the category. Here agriculture is dominated by the cultivation of crops with strong tropical associations, such as bananas and sugar cane.




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