Soalazaina

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Soalazaina
Soalazaina is located in Madagascar
Soalazaina
Soalazaina
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 18°1′S 48°4′E / 18.017°S 48.067°E / -18.017; 48.067
Country  Madagascar
Region Alaotra-Mangoro
District Ambatondrazaka
Elevation[1] 918 m (3,012 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 8,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Soalazaina is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Ambatondrazaka, which is a part of Alaotra-Mangoro Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 8,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Primary and junior level secondary education are available in town. The majority 80% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 15% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are beans, cassava and bambara groundnut. 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 2008-03-06. 

Coordinates: 18°1′S 48°4′E / 18.017°S 48.067°E / -18.017; 48.067