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Behara is located in Madagascar
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 24°57′S 46°23′E / 24.950°S 46.383°E / -24.950; 46.383
Country  Madagascar
Region Anosy
District Amboasary Sud
Elevation[1] 49 m (161 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 18,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)
Climate BSh

Behara is a town and commune in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Amboasary Sud, which is a part of Anosy Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 18,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Primary and junior level secondary education are available in town. The majority 80% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 15% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crops are cassava and rice; also sweet potatoes are an important agricultural product. Services provide employment for 5% of the population.Behara is also a community name in patnaiks in India.[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 2008-05-04. 

Coordinates: 24°57′S 46°23′E / 24.950°S 46.383°E / -24.950; 46.383