Beharona

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Beharona
Beharona is located in Madagascar
Beharona
Beharona
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 21°31′S 44°18′E / 21.517°S 44.300°E / -21.517; 44.300
Country Madagascar
RegionMenabe
DistrictManja
Elevation242 m (794 ft)
Population
 (2001)[2]
 • Total14,000
Time zoneUTC3 (EAT)

Beharona is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Manja, which is a part of Menabe Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 14,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Only primary schooling is available. It is also a site of industrial-scale mining. The majority 70% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 30% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are maize, cassava and lima beans.[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 2008-03-11.

Coordinates: 21°31′S 44°18′E / 21.517°S 44.300°E / -21.517; 44.300