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Beratsimanana is located in Madagascar
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 16°53′S 46°53′E / 16.883°S 46.883°E / -16.883; 46.883
Country  Madagascar
Region Betsiboka
District Maevatanana
Elevation[1] 54 m (177 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 8,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Beratsimanana is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Maevatanana, which is a part of Betsiboka Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 8,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Only primary schooling is available. The majority 80% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 20% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crops are rice and peanuts, while other important agricultural products are sweet potatoes and tobacco.[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 2008-03-05. 

Coordinates: 16°53′S 46°53′E / 16.883°S 46.883°E / -16.883; 46.883