Belon'i Tsiribihina

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Belon'i Tsiribihina
Belo sur Tsiribihina
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Belon'i Tsiribihina is located in Madagascar
Belon'i Tsiribihina
Belon'i Tsiribihina
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 19°42′S 44°33′E / 19.700°S 44.550°E / -19.700; 44.550
Country  Madagascar
Region Menabe
District Belo sur Tsiribihina
 • Mayor Ratsimbalson Faharo
Elevation[1] 17 m (56 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 72,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Belon'i Tsiribihina (also known as Belo sur Tsiribihina or Belo - Tsiribihina) is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Belo sur Tsiribihina, which is a part of Menabe Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 72,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Belon'i Tsiribihina is served by a local airport. In addition to primary schooling the town offers secondary education at both junior and senior levels. The town provides access to hospital services to its citizens.[2]

The majority 60% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 20% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are beans and chickpea. Services provide employment for 10% of the population. Additionally fishing employs 10% of the population.[2]

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References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ Estimated based on DEM data from Shuttle Radar Topography Mission
  2. ^ a b c d "ILO census data". Cornell University. 2002. Retrieved 2008-03-10. 

Coordinates: 19°42′S 44°33′E / 19.700°S 44.550°E / -19.700; 44.550