Mahasoabe, Fianarantsoa II

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Mahasoabe
Mahasoabe is located in Madagascar
Mahasoabe
Mahasoabe
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 21°35′S 47°13′E / 21.583°S 47.217°E / -21.583; 47.217
Country  Madagascar
Region Haute Matsiatra
District Fianarantsoa II
Elevation[1] 1,100 m (3,600 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 34,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Mahasoabe is a town and commune in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Fianarantsoa II, which is a part of Haute Matsiatra Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 34,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

In addition to primary schooling the town offers secondary education at both junior and senior levels. The majority 98% of the population of the commune are farmers. The most important crops are rice and oranges, while other important agricultural products are cassava, sweet potatoes and potatoes. Services provide employment for 1% of the population. Additionally fishing employs 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 2008-05-01. 

Coordinates: 21°35′S 47°13′E / 21.583°S 47.217°E / -21.583; 47.217