Bekoratsaka

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Bekoratsaka
Bekoratsaka is located in Madagascar
Bekoratsaka
Bekoratsaka
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 16°6′S 47°30′E / 16.100°S 47.500°E / -16.100; 47.500
Country  Madagascar
Region Sofia
District Mampikony
Elevation[1] 83 m (272 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 32,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Bekoratsaka is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Mampikony, which is a part of Sofia Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 32,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Primary and junior level secondary education are available in town. The majority 55% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 40% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crops are rice and seeds of catechu, while other important agricultural products are bananas, cassava and cowpeas. Services provide employment for 4% of the population. Additionally fishing employs 1% 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 2008-03-02. 

Coordinates: 16°6′S 47°30′E / 16.100°S 47.500°E / -16.100; 47.500