Mahavelona, Soavinandriana

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Mahavelona
Mahavelona is located in Madagascar
Mahavelona
Mahavelona
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 19°10′S 46°31′E / 19.167°S 46.517°E / -19.167; 46.517
Country  Madagascar
Region Itasy
District Soavinandriana
Elevation[1] 1,006 m (3,301 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 14,000
 • Ethnicities Merina
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Mahavelona is a town and commune in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Soavinandriana, which is a part of Itasy 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 90% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 8% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crops are rice and maize; also cassava is an important agricultural product. Services provide employment for 2% 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 2008-04-23. 

Coordinates: 19°10′S 46°31′E / 19.167°S 46.517°E / -19.167; 46.517