Bebakony Sud

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Bebakony Sud
Bebakony Sud is located in Madagascar
Bebakony Sud
Bebakony Sud
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 17°6′S 44°22′E / 17.100°S 44.367°E / -17.100; 44.367
Country  Madagascar
Region Melaky
District Maintirano
Elevation[1] 49 m (161 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 7,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Bebakony Sud is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in western Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Maintirano, which is a part of Melaky Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 7,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Bebakony Sud has a maritime harbour. Only primary schooling is available. The majority 65% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 30% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are wheat, seeds of catechu, barley and raffia palm. Additionally fishing employs 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 2008-03-04. 

Coordinates: 17°6′S 44°22′E / 17.100°S 44.367°E / -17.100; 44.367