Belazao

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Belazao
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Belazao is located in Madagascar
Belazao
Belazao
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 19°53′S 46°58′E / 19.883°S 46.967°E / -19.883; 46.967
Country  Madagascar
Region Vakinankaratra
District Antsirabe II
Elevation[1] 1,545 m (5,069 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 11,000
 • Ethnicities Merina
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Belazao is a town and commune in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Antsirabe II, which is a part of Vakinankaratra Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 11,000 in 2001 commune census.[2] Belazao is located near the lake Tritriva.

Primary and junior level secondary education are available in town. The majority 85% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 15% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crop is potatoes, while other important products are maize, rice and soya.[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 2008-04-22. 

Coordinates: 19°53′S 46°58′E / 19.883°S 46.967°E / -19.883; 46.967