Befandefa

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Befandefa
Befandefa is located in Madagascar
Befandefa
Befandefa
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 22°8′S 43°18′E / 22.133°S 43.300°E / -22.133; 43.300
Country  Madagascar
Region Atsimo-Andrefana
District Morombe
Elevation[1] 7 m (23 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 12,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Befandefa 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 12,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Primary and secondary schools are available in the direct presence of Befandefa. The majority 70% of the population works in fishing. 15% are farmers, while an additional 2% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crop is maize, while other important products are cassava and sweet potatoes. Industry and services provide employment for 1% and 12% of the population, respectively.[2]

Befandefa has access to a electricity grid, fed by about 15 kWp of PV panels.

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: 22°8′S 43°18′E / 22.133°S 43.300°E / -22.133; 43.300