Betroka

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Betroka
Map of former Toliara Province showing the location of Betroka (red).
Map of former Toliara Province showing the location of Betroka (red).
Country Madagascar
Region Anosy

Betroka [ˈbeʈʂu̥k] is a hilly city (commune urbaine) in Anosy Region in southern Madagascar, and is the source of the Onilahy River

It is situated at the Route nationale 13, Ihosy to Tolagnaro, at 118 km from Ihosy, 77 km from Isoanala and 203 km from Antanimora Sud.

The true name of the city is Betroky which means tree with a big belly. But the Merina (Ambaniandro)changed the name after. Betroky city belongs to Bara tribe, a tribe from the east of Madagasikara. Most of them live in the country side because of the holocaust done by French people in the past.

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The Kalambatritra Reserve is at 55 km East of Betroka.

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Coordinates: 23°16′6″S 46°06′16″E / 23.26833°S 46.10444°E / -23.26833; 46.10444