Belamoty

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Belamoty
Belamoty is located in Madagascar
Belamoty
Belamoty
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 23°33′S 44°48′E / 23.550°S 44.800°E / -23.550; 44.800
Country  Madagascar
Region Atsimo-Andrefana
District Betioky Sud
Elevation[1] 156 m (512 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 19,000
 • Ethnicities Bara
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Belamoty is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in southwest Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Betioky Sud, which is a part of Atsimo-Andrefana Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 19,000 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 10% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crops are rice and cassava, while other important agricultural products are beans and tomato. Services provide employment for 8% of the population. Additionally fishing employs 2% of the population.[2]

Geography[edit]

Belamoty is situated at the Onilahy River.

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 2008-03-12. 

Coordinates: 23°33′S 44°48′E / 23.550°S 44.800°E / -23.550; 44.800