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Mahabe is located in Madagascar
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 17°5′S 45°20′E / 17.083°S 45.333°E / -17.083; 45.333
Country  Madagascar
Region Melaky
District Besalampy
Elevation[1] 304 m (997 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 10,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Mahabe is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in western Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Besalampy, which is a part of Melaky Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 10,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Only primary schooling is available. The majority 85% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 15% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crops are rice and raffia palm, while other important agricultural products are peanuts and cassava.[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 2008-03-03. 

Coordinates: 17°5′S 45°20′E / 17.083°S 45.333°E / -17.083; 45.333