Antsotso

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Antsotso
Antsotso is located in Madagascar
Antsotso
Antsotso
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 19°49′S 46°52′E / 19.817°S 46.867°E / -19.817; 46.867
Country  Madagascar
Region Vakinankaratra
District Betafo
Elevation[1] 1,480 m (4,860 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 15,000
 • Ethnicities Merina
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Antsotso or Antsoso 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 15,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Only primary schooling is available. The majority 92% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 8% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are maize, potatoes and soya.[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°49′S 46°52′E / 19.817°S 46.867°E / -19.817; 46.867