Besalampy

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Not to be confused with Besalampy District.
Besalampy
Besalampy is located in Madagascar
Besalampy
Besalampy
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 16°45′S 44°29′E / 16.750°S 44.483°E / -16.750; 44.483
Country  Madagascar
Region Melaky
District Besalampy
Elevation[1] 30 m (100 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 15,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Besalampy is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) on the west coast of Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Besalampy, which is a part of Melaky Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 15,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Besalampy is served by a local Besalampy Airport and maritime harbour. In addition to primary schooling the town offers secondary education at both junior and senior levels. The town has a permanent court and hospital.[2]

The majority 65% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 30% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crop is bananas, while other important products are seeds of catechu and oranges. Additionally fishing employs 5% 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 2008-03-04. 

Coordinates: 16°45′S 44°29′E / 16.750°S 44.483°E / -16.750; 44.483