Sahatona

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Sahatona
Sahatona is located in Madagascar
Sahatona
Sahatona
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 20°58′S 47°6′E / 20.967°S 47.100°E / -20.967; 47.100
Country  Madagascar
Region Haute Matsiatra
District Ambohimahasoa
Elevation[1] 1,260 m (4,130 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 10,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Sahatona is a town and commune in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Ambohimahasoa, which is a part of Haute Matsiatra Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 10,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Primary and junior level secondary education are available in town. The majority 90% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 5% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crops are rice and beans, while other important agricultural products are cassava, sweet potatoes and potatoes. 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 2008-05-01. 

Coordinates: 20°58′S 47°6′E / 20.967°S 47.100°E / -20.967; 47.100