Marovato, Boriziny

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Marovato is located in Madagascar
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 15°54′S 48°3′E / 15.900°S 48.050°E / -15.900; 48.050
Country  Madagascar
Region Sofia
District Boriziny
Elevation[1] 268 m (879 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 23,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Marovato is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Boriziny, which is a part of Sofia Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 23,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Primary and junior level secondary education are available in town. The majority 70% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 25% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are peanuts, maize and cassava. Services provide employment for 5% 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 2008-03-02. 

Coordinates: 15°54′S 48°3′E / 15.900°S 48.050°E / -15.900; 48.050