Masoarivo, Antsalova

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Masoarivo
Masoarivo is located in Madagascar
Masoarivo
Masoarivo
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 19°2′S 44°20′E / 19.033°S 44.333°E / -19.033; 44.333
Country  Madagascar
Region Melaky
District Antsalova
Elevation[1] 9 m (30 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 8,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Masoarivo is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in western Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Antsalova, which is a part of Melaky Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 8,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Masoarivo is served by a local airport and riverine harbour. Primary and junior level secondary education are available in town. The majority 54% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 23% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are bananas, coconuts, maize and cassava. Services provide employment for 3% of the population. Additionally fishing employs 20% 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 2008-03-04. 

Coordinates: 19°2′S 44°20′E / 19.033°S 44.333°E / -19.033; 44.333