Soalara

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Soalara
Soalara is located in Madagascar
Soalara
Soalara
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 23°35′S 43°43′E / 23.583°S 43.717°E / -23.583; 43.717
Country  Madagascar
Region Atsimo-Andrefana
District Toliara II
Elevation[1] 31 m (102 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 10,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Soalara 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 10,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Soalara is served by a local airport and riverine harbour. Primary and junior level secondary education are available in town. The majority 60% of the population works in fishing. 15% are farmers, while an additional 20% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crop is cassava, while other important products are sweet potatoes and cowpeas. 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 2008-03-13. 

Coordinates: 23°35′S 43°43′E / 23.583°S 43.717°E / -23.583; 43.717