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Sahambavy is located in Madagascar
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 21°26′S 47°17′E / 21.433°S 47.283°E / -21.433; 47.283
Country  Madagascar
Region Haute Matsiatra
District Fianarantsoa II
Elevation[1] 1,116 m (3,661 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 17,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Sahambavy is a town and commune in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Fianarantsoa II, which is a part of Haute Matsiatra Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 17,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Primary and junior level secondary education are available in town. The majority 58% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 30% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crops is rice, while other important agricultural products are cassava and potatoes. Industry and services provide employment for 10% and 2% of the population, respectively.[2]

Unique plantation of tea in Madagascar is situated in this commune. It covers almost 500 hectares. The main part of the production is exported to Kenya. It has been set up in 1970.[3]

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 2008-05-01. 
  3. ^ (in French)

Coordinates: 21°26′S 47°17′E / 21.433°S 47.283°E / -21.433; 47.283