Mitsinjo

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Not to be confused with Mitsinjo District.
Mitsinjo
Mitsinjo is located in Madagascar
Mitsinjo
Mitsinjo
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 16°0′S 45°52′E / 16.000°S 45.867°E / -16.000; 45.867
Country  Madagascar
Region Boeny
District Mitsinjo
Elevation[1] 23 m (75 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 19,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Mitsinjo is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in western Madagascar approximately 70 kilometres south of Mahajanga. It belongs to the district of Mitsinjo, which is a part of Boeny Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 19,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

In addition to primary schooling the town offers secondary education at both junior and senior levels. The majority 70% of the population works in fishing. 15% are farmers, while an additional 10% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crops are maize and rice; also sweet potatoes is an important agricultural product. 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 2008-03-03. 

Coordinates: 16°0′S 45°52′E / 16.000°S 45.867°E / -16.000; 45.867