Faux Cap

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Faux Cap
Faux Cap is located in Madagascar
Faux Cap
Faux Cap
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 25°34′S 45°31′E / 25.567°S 45.517°E / -25.567; 45.517
Country  Madagascar
Region Androy
District Tsiombe
Elevation[1] 23 m (75 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 16,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Faux Cap or Betanty is a town and commune in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Tsiombe, which is a part of Androy Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 16,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Primary and junior level secondary education are available in town. Farming and raising livestock provides employment for 36% of the working population. The most important crops are sweet potatoes and cowpeas, while other important agricultural products are maize and cassava. Services provide employment for 2% of the population. Additionally fishing employs 26% 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 2008-05-02. 

Coordinates: 25°34′S 45°31′E / 25.567°S 45.517°E / -25.567; 45.517