Beahitse

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Beahitse
Beahitse is located in Madagascar
Beahitse
Beahitse
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 24°10′S 44°26′E / 24.167°S 44.433°E / -24.167; 44.433
Country  Madagascar
Region Atsimo-Andrefana
District Ampanihy
Elevation[1] 320 m (1,050 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 17,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Beahitse is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in southwestern Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Ampanihy, which is a part of Atsimo-Andrefana Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 17,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Only primary schooling is available. It is also a site of industrial-scale mining. The majority 90% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 5% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crop is maize, while other important products are peanuts, cassava and sweet potatoes. Industry and services provide employment for 1% and 4% of the population, respectively.[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 2008-03-11. 

Coordinates: 24°10′S 44°26′E / 24.167°S 44.433°E / -24.167; 44.433