Masoarivo, Belo sur Tsiribihina

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Masoarivo is located in Madagascar
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 19°39′S 44°44′E / 19.650°S 44.733°E / -19.650; 44.733
Country  Madagascar
Region Menabe
District Belo sur Tsiribihina
Elevation[1] 25 m (82 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 3,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Masoarivo is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Belo sur Tsiribihina, which is a part of Menabe Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 3,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Only primary schooling is available. The majority 50% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 30% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are beans and chickpeas. Services provide employment for 5% of the population. Additionally fishing employs 15% 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 2008-03-10. 

Coordinates: 19°39′S 44°44′E / 19.650°S 44.733°E / -19.650; 44.733