Belalanda

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Belalanda
Belalanda is located in Madagascar
Belalanda
Belalanda
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 23°17′S 43°39′E / 23.283°S 43.650°E / -23.283; 43.650
Country  Madagascar
Region Atsimo-Andrefana
District Toliara II
Elevation[1] 12 m (39 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 7,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Belalanda is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Toliara II, which is a part of Atsimo-Andrefana Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 7,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Belalanda is served by a local airport. Primary and junior level secondary education are available in town. The majority 60% of the population works in fishing. 19% are farmers, while an additional 20% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crop is cassava, while other important products are sugarcane, maize and sweet potatos. 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 2008-03-13. 

Coordinates: 23°17′S 43°39′E / 23.283°S 43.650°E / -23.283; 43.650