Befotaka, Analalava

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Befotaka
Befotaka is located in Madagascar
Befotaka
Befotaka
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 14°32′S 48°1′E / 14.533°S 48.017°E / -14.533; 48.017
Country  Madagascar
Region Sofia
District Analalava
Elevation[1] 17 m (56 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 17,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

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

Befotaka has a riverine harbour. Primary and junior level secondary education are available in town. The majority 65% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 4% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are bananas, coconuts and seeds of catechu. Services provide employment for 1% of the population. Additionally fishing employs 30% of the population.[2]

Geography[edit]

Next city to Befotaka is Antsohihy at a distance of 63 km.[3]

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 2008-02-29. 
  3. ^ Atlas Mondial, France Loisir, page 159

Coordinates: 14°32′S 48°1′E / 14.533°S 48.017°E / -14.533; 48.017