Antongo Vaovao

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Antongo Vaovao
Antongo Vaovao is located in Madagascar
Antongo Vaovao
Antongo Vaovao
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 21°24′S 43°35′E / 21.400°S 43.583°E / -21.400; 43.583
Country  Madagascar
Region Atsimo-Andrefana
District Morombe
Elevation[1] 6 m (20 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 7,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Antongo Vaovao is a town and commune in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Morombe, which is a part of Atsimo-Andrefana Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 7,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Only primary schooling is available. The majority 70% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 10% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crop is lima beans, while other important products are maize, sweet potatoes and cowpeas. Services provide employment for 5% of the population. Additionally fishing employs 15% 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 2008-04-29. 

Coordinates: 21°24′S 43°35′E / 21.400°S 43.583°E / -21.400; 43.583