Bezaha

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Bezaha
Bezaha is located in Madagascar
Bezaha
Bezaha
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 23°30′S 44°30′E / 23.500°S 44.500°E / -23.500; 44.500
Country  Madagascar
Region Atsimo-Andrefana
District Betioky
Elevation[1] 124 m (407 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 19,000
 • Ethnicities Mahafaly
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Bezaha is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in southwest Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Betioky, which is a part of Atsimo-Andrefana Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 19,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Bezaha is served by a local airport. In addition to primary schooling the town offers secondary education at both junior and senior levels. The town provides access to hospital services to its citizens.[2]

Farming and raising livestock provide both employment for 45% of the working population. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are beans, cassava and sweet potatos. Services provide employment for 10% of the population.[2]

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ Estimated based on DEM data from Shuttle Radar Topography Mission
  2. ^ a b c d "ILO census data". Cornell University. 2002. Retrieved 2008-03-12. 

Coordinates: 23°30′S 44°30′E / 23.500°S 44.500°E / -23.500; 44.500