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Betsihaka is located in Madagascar
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 13°9′S 49°14′E / 13.150°S 49.233°E / -13.150; 49.233
Country Flag of Madagascar.svg Madagascar
Region Diana
District Ambilobe
Elevation[1] 52 m (171 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 10,661
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Betsihaka or Betsiaka is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Ambilobe, which is a part of Diana Region. According to 2001 commune census the population of Betsihaka was 10,661.[2]

The genus Triadobatrachus was discovered there.

Only primary schooling is available in town. The majority 60% of the population are farmers, while an additional 38% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are maize and seeds of catechu. Industry and services provide employment both for 1% of the population.[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 2008-02-13. 

Coordinates: 13°9′S 49°14′E / 13.150°S 49.233°E / -13.150; 49.233