Saint Augustin, Madagascar

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Saint Augustin
Saint Augustin
Saint Augustin
Saint Augustin is located in Madagascar
Saint Augustin
Saint Augustin
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 23°33′S 43°46′E / 23.550°S 43.767°E / -23.550; 43.767
Country  Madagascar
Province Toliara
Region Atsimo-Andrefana
District Toliara II
Elevation[1] 39 m (128 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 15,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Saint Augustin (also known as Ianantsony; Malagasy: Anantson̈o) is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Toliara II, which is a part of Atsimo-Andrefana Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 15,000 in 2001 commune census.[2] The mouth of the Onilahy River is near the town.

Primary and junior level secondary education are available in town. The majority 60% of the population works in fishing. 23% are farmers, while an additional 10% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crops are sweet potatoes and rice; also lima beans is an important agricultural product. Services provide employment for 7% 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 2008-03-13. 

Coordinates: 23°33′S 43°46′E / 23.550°S 43.767°E / -23.550; 43.767