|Elevation||30 m (100 ft)|
|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.
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.
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.
- Bemarivo Reserve at 12 km from Besalampy.
- The Maningoza Reserve is located in the district of Besalampy.
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