Bekodoka

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Bekodoka
Bekodoka is located in Madagascar
Bekodoka
Bekodoka
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 16°58′S 45°6′E / 16.967°S 45.100°E / -16.967; 45.100
Country  Madagascar
Region Melaky
District Besalampy
Elevation[1] 262 m (860 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 10,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Bekodoka is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in western Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Besalampy, which is a part of Melaky Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 10,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Only primary schooling is available. The majority 90% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 9% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crops are rice and raffia palm; also cassava is an important agricultural product. Services provide employment for 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 2008-03-03. 

Coordinates: 16°58′S 45°6′E / 16.967°S 45.100°E / -16.967; 45.100