Mafaijijo

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Mafaijijo
Mafaijijo is located in Madagascar
Mafaijijo
Mafaijijo
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 18°3′S 44°15′E / 18.050°S 44.250°E / -18.050; 44.250
Country  Madagascar
Region Melaky
District Maintirano
Elevation[1] 60 m (200 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 5,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Mafaijijo 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 5,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Only primary schooling is available. Farming and raising livestock provides employment for 40% and 60% of the working population. The most important crop is sugarcane, while other important products are bananas, maize and tomatos.[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°3′S 44°15′E / 18.050°S 44.250°E / -18.050; 44.250