Besoa

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Besoa
Besoa is located in Madagascar
Besoa
Besoa
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 21°54′S 46°46′E / 21.900°S 46.767°E / -21.900; 46.767
Country  Madagascar
Region Haute Matsiatra
District Ambalavao
Elevation[1] 1,089 m (3,573 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 7,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Besoa is a town and commune in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Ambalavao, which is a part of Haute Matsiatra Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 7,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Only primary schooling is available. The majority 98% of the population of the commune are farmers. The most important crops are rice and peanuts, while other important agricultural products are beans, maize and cassava. Services provide employment for 2% 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 2008-05-01. 

Coordinates: 21°54′S 46°46′E / 21.900°S 46.767°E / -21.900; 46.767