Betanatanana

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Betanatanana
Betanatanana is located in Madagascar
Betanatanana
Betanatanana
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 18°11′S 44°14′E / 18.183°S 44.233°E / -18.183; 44.233
Country  Madagascar
Region Melaky
District Maintirano
Elevation[1] 35 m (115 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 7,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Betanatanana is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in western Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Maintirano, which is a part of Melaky Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 7,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Primary and junior level secondary education are available in town. The majority 70% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 24% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are bananas, sugarcane and coconuts. Services provide employment for 1% of the population. Additionally fishing employs 5% 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 2008-03-04. 

Coordinates: 18°11′S 44°14′E / 18.183°S 44.233°E / -18.183; 44.233