Belo sur Mer

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Belo sur Mer
main road of Belo sur Mer
main road of Belo sur Mer
Belo sur Mer is located in Madagascar
Belo sur Mer
Belo sur Mer
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 20°44′S 44°0′E / 20.733°S 44.000°E / -20.733; 44.000
Country  Madagascar
Region Menabe
District Morondava
Elevation[1] 5 m (16 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 8,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Belo sur Mer is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Morondava, which is a part of Menabe Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 8,000 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 60% of the population of the commune are farmers. The most important crop is maize, while other important products are sweet potatos and lima beans. Industry provides employment for 10% of the population. Additionally fishing employs 30% of the population.[2]

Economy[edit]

Belo sur mer is well known for its boatbuilders of traditional wooden dhows. There are also Salt evaporation ponds in the commune.[3]

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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 2008-03-11. 
  3. ^ priori - Belo sur Mer (in French)

Coordinates: 20°44′S 44°0′E / 20.733°S 44.000°E / -20.733; 44.000