Soaserana, Betioky Sud
|Elevation||468 m (1,535 ft)|
|Time zone||EAT (UTC3)|
Soaserana is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in southwest Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Betioky Sud, which is a part of Atsimo-Andrefana Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 8,000 in 2001 commune census.
Only primary schooling is available. It is also a site of industrial-scale mining. The majority 55% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 40% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crops are peanuts and rice, while other important agricultural products are maize and cassava. Services provide employment for 5% of the population.
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