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Soanenga is located in Madagascar
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 16°30′S 44°36′E / 16.500°S 44.600°E / -16.500; 44.600
Country  Madagascar
Region Melaky
District Besalampy
Elevation[1] 26 m (85 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 9,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Soanenga is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in western Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Besalampy, which is a part of Melaky Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 9,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Soanenga has a riverine harbour. Only primary schooling is available. Farming and raising livestock provides employment for 48% and 30% of the working population. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are coconuts and seeds of catechu. Services provide employment for 2% of the population. Additionally fishing employs 20% 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 2008-03-03. 

Coordinates: 16°30′S 44°36′E / 16.500°S 44.600°E / -16.500; 44.600