Mahabako

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Mahabako
Mahabako is located in Madagascar
Mahabako
Mahabako
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 21°45′S 47°43′E / 21.750°S 47.717°E / -21.750; 47.717
Country Madagascar
RegionVatovavy-Fitovinany
DistrictManakara
Elevation210 m (690 ft)
Population
 (2001)[2]
 • Total10,000
Time zoneUTC3 (EAT)

Mahabako is a town and commune in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Manakara, which is a part of Vatovavy-Fitovinany Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 10,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Primary and junior level secondary education are available in town. Farming and raising livestock provides employment for 40% and 40% of the working population. The most important crops are coffee and rice, while other important agricultural products are bananas and cassava. Industry and services provide employment for 5% and 15% 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 2008-05-03.

Coordinates: 21°45′S 47°43′E / 21.750°S 47.717°E / -21.750; 47.717