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Befandriana-Avaratra is located in Madagascar
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 15°16′S 48°32′E / 15.267°S 48.533°E / -15.267; 48.533
Country  Madagascar
Region Sofia
District Befandriana-Nord
Elevation[1] 278 m (912 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 13,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Befandriana-Avaratra (literally North Befandriana; also Befandriana-Nord) is a city and urban commune (commune urbaine; Malagasy: kaominina) in northern Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Befandriana-Nord, which is a part of Sofia Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 13,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

In addition to primary schooling the town offers secondary education at both junior and senior levels. The town provides access to hospital services to its citizens. Farming and raising livestock provides employment for 15% and 10% of the working population. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are wheat, maize, cassava and barley. Industry and services provide employment for 5% and 70% 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 2008-03-01. 

Coordinates: 15°16′S 48°32′E / 15.267°S 48.533°E / -15.267; 48.533