Mahatsinjony

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Mahatsinjony
Mahatsinjony is located in Madagascar
Mahatsinjony
Mahatsinjony
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 21°25′S 47°12′E / 21.417°S 47.200°E / -21.417; 47.200
Country  Madagascar
Region Haute Matsiatra
District Fianarantsoa II
Elevation[1] 1,102 m (3,615 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 14,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Mahatsinjony 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 14,000 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 1% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crops are sweet potatoes and rice, while other important agricultural products are beans and cassava. 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°25′S 47°12′E / 21.417°S 47.200°E / -21.417; 47.200