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Behompy is located in Madagascar
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 23°15′S 43°51′E / 23.250°S 43.850°E / -23.250; 43.850
Country  Madagascar
Region Atsimo-Andrefana
District Toliara II
Elevation[1] 85 m (279 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 7,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Behompy is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Toliara II, which is a part of Atsimo-Andrefana Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 7,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Primary and junior level secondary education are available in town. The majority 90% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 7% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crops are maize and beans; also cassava is an important agricultural product. Services provide employment for 3% 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 2008-03-13. 

Coordinates: 23°15′S 43°51′E / 23.250°S 43.850°E / -23.250; 43.850