Mahazoma

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Mahazoma
Mahazoma is located in Madagascar
Mahazoma
Mahazoma
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 17°10′S 46°34′E / 17.167°S 46.567°E / -17.167; 46.567
Country  Madagascar
Region Betsiboka
District Maevatanana
Elevation[1] 81 m (266 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 18,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Mahazoma 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 18,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Primary and junior level secondary education are available in town. The town provides access to hospital services to its citizens. It is also a site of industrial-scale mining.[2]

The majority 80% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 10% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are maize, cassava and sweet potatoes. Services provide employment for 5% of the population. Additionally fishing employs 5% of the population.[2]

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ Estimated based on DEM data from Shuttle Radar Topography Mission
  2. ^ a b c d "ILO census data". Cornell University. 2002. Retrieved 2008-03-05. 

Coordinates: 17°10′S 46°34′E / 17.167°S 46.567°E / -17.167; 46.567