Soamanonga

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Soamanonga
Soamanonga is located in Madagascar
Soamanonga
Soamanonga
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 23°52′S 44°47′E / 23.867°S 44.783°E / -23.867; 44.783
Country  Madagascar
Region Atsimo-Andrefana
District Betioky Sud
Elevation[1] 412 m (1,352 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 9,000
 • Ethnicities Mahafaly
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Soamanonga is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in southwest Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Betioky Sud, which is a part of Atsimo-Andrefana Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 9,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Only primary schooling is available. The majority 60% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 35% receive their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crops are sugarcane and rice; also cassava is an important agricultural product. Services provide employment for 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 2008-03-12. 

Coordinates: 23°52′S 44°47′E / 23.867°S 44.783°E / -23.867; 44.783