|Elevation||306 m (1,004 ft)|
|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.
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.
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