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Mahaiza is located in Madagascar
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 19°54′S 46°49′E / 19.900°S 46.817°E / -19.900; 46.817
Country  Madagascar
Region Vakinankaratra
District Betafo
Elevation[1] 1,594 m (5,230 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 18,000
 • Ethnicities Merina
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Mahaiza is a town and commune in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Betafo, which is a part of Vakinankaratra Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 18,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Primary and junior level secondary education are available in town. The majority 98% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 2% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are beans and cassava.[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 2008-04-22. 

Coordinates: 19°54′S 46°49′E / 19.900°S 46.817°E / -19.900; 46.817