Mahatsinjo, Maevatanana

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Mahatsinjo
Mahatsinjo is located in Madagascar
Mahatsinjo
Mahatsinjo
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 17°44′S 47°2′E / 17.733°S 47.033°E / -17.733; 47.033
Country  Madagascar
Region Betsiboka
District Maevatanana
Elevation[1] 816 m (2,677 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 15,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Mahatsinjo is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Maevatanana, which is a part of Betsiboka Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 15,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Only primary schooling is available. The majority 85% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 12% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are maize, cassava, barley and sweet potatoes. Services provide employment for 3% 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 2008-03-05. 

Coordinates: 17°44′S 47°2′E / 17.733°S 47.033°E / -17.733; 47.033