Marohazo

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Marohazo
Marohazo is located in Madagascar
Marohazo
Marohazo
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 17°44′S 44°26′E / 17.733°S 44.433°E / -17.733; 44.433
Country  Madagascar
Region Melaky
District Maintirano
Elevation[1] 136 m (446 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 5,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Marohazo is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in western Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Maintirano, which is a part of Melaky Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 5,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Only primary schooling is available. Farming and raising livestock provides employment for 40% and 60% of the working population. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are coconuts, maize and cassava.[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 2008-03-04. 

Coordinates: 17°44′S 44°26′E / 17.733°S 44.433°E / -17.733; 44.433