Morafeno, Befandriana-Nord

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Morafeno
Morafeno is located in Madagascar
Morafeno
Morafeno
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 15°29′S 48°12′E / 15.483°S 48.200°E / -15.483; 48.200
Country  Madagascar
Region Sofia
District Befandriana-Nord
Elevation[1] 201 m (659 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 21,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Morafeno is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Befandriana-Nord, which is a part of Sofia Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 21,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Only primary schooling is available. It is also a site of industrial-scale mining. The majority 98% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 2% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are peanuts, 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 2008-03-01. 

Coordinates: 15°29′S 48°12′E / 15.483°S 48.200°E / -15.483; 48.200