Befandriana Sud

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Befandriana Sud
Befandriana Sud is located in Madagascar
Befandriana Sud
Befandriana Sud
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 22°6′S 43°53′E / 22.100°S 43.883°E / -22.100; 43.883
Country  Madagascar
Region Atsimo-Andrefana
District Morombe
Elevation[1] 145 m (476 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 19,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Befandriana Sud or Befandriana Atsimo 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 19,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Primary and junior level secondary education are available in town. The town provides access to hospital services to its citizens. The majority 70% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 28% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crop is lima beans, while other important products are cassava, peas, rice and cowpeas. Services provide employment for 2% 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 2008-04-29. 

Coordinates: 22°6′S 43°53′E / 22.100°S 43.883°E / -22.100; 43.883