Befotaka, Mahabo

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Befotaka is located in Madagascar
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 20°50′S 45°40′E / 20.833°S 45.667°E / -20.833; 45.667
Country  Madagascar
Region Menabe
District Mahabo
Elevation[1] 306 m (1,004 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 9,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Befotaka is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Mahabo, which is a part of Menabe Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 9,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Only primary schooling is available. The majority 89.5% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 10% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are cassava and sweet potatoes. Services provide employment for 0.5% 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 2008-03-10. 

Coordinates: 20°50′S 45°40′E / 20.833°S 45.667°E / -20.833; 45.667