|Elevation||17 m (56 ft)|
|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.
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.
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