Fotadrevo

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Fotadrevo
Fotadrevo is located in Madagascar
Fotadrevo
Fotadrevo
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 24°3′S 45°1′E / 24.050°S 45.017°E / -24.050; 45.017
Country  Madagascar
Region Atsimo-Andrefana
District Ampanihy
Elevation[1] 493 m (1,617 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 35,000
 • Ethnicities Mahafaly
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Fotadrevo is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in southwestern Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Ampanihy, which is a part of Atsimo-Andrefana Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 35,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Primary and junior level secondary education are available in town. The majority 60% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 30% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are peanuts, cassava and onions. Industry and services provide employment for 1% and 9% of the population, respectively.[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 2008-03-11. 

Coordinates: 24°3′S 45°1′E / 24.050°S 45.017°E / -24.050; 45.017