Soalala

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Not to be confused with Soalala District, the district with same name.
Soalala
Soalala is located in Madagascar
Soalala
Soalala
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 16°6′S 45°19′E / 16.100°S 45.317°E / -16.100; 45.317
Country  Madagascar
Region Boeny
District Soalala
Elevation[1] 9 m (30 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 15,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Soalala is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in western Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Soalala, which is a part of Boeny Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 15,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Soalala is served by a local airport and maritime harbour. It also has riverine harbour. Primary and junior level secondary education are available in town. The majority 78% of the population of the commune are farmers. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are bananas and cassava. Industry and services provide employment for 5% and 1% of the population, respectively. Additionally fishing employs 16% 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 2008-03-03. 

Coordinates: 16°06′S 45°19′E / 16.100°S 45.317°E / -16.100; 45.317