Vasiana

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Vasiana
Vasiana is located in Madagascar
Vasiana
Vasiana
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 19°38′S 46°14′E / 19.633°S 46.233°E / -19.633; 46.233
Country  Madagascar
Region Vakinankaratra
District Betafo
Elevation[1] 887 m (2,910 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 12,000
 • Ethnicities Merina
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Vasiana is a town and commune in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Betafo, which is a part of Vakinankaratra Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 12,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Only primary schooling is available. The majority 64% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 35.8% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are maize and cassava. Industry provides employment for 0.2% 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 2008-04-22. 

Coordinates: 19°38′S 46°14′E / 19.633°S 46.233°E / -19.633; 46.233