Bekitro

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Bekitro
Bekitro is located in Madagascar
Bekitro
Bekitro
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 24°33′S 45°18′E / 24.550°S 45.300°E / -24.550; 45.300
Country  Madagascar
Region Androy
District Bekily
Elevation[1] 329 m (1,079 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 16,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Bekitro is a town and commune in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Bekily, which is a part of Androy Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 16,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Primary and junior level secondary education are available in town. It is also a site of industrial-scale mining. The majority 78% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 20% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crops are cassava and peanuts; also maize is an important agricultural product. Industry and services provide both employment for 0.5% of the population. Additionally fishing employs 1% of the population.[2]

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ Estimated based on DEM data from Shuttle Radar Topography Mission
  2. ^ a b c "ILO census data". Cornell University. 2002. Retrieved 2008-05-02. 

Coordinates: 24°33′S 45°18′E / 24.550°S 45.300°E / -24.550; 45.300