Soaserana, Betioky Sud

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Soaserana is located in Madagascar
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 23°53′S 44°54′E / 23.883°S 44.900°E / -23.883; 44.900
Country  Madagascar
Region Atsimo-Andrefana
District Betioky Sud
Elevation[1] 468 m (1,535 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 8,000
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.[2]

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.[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 2008-03-12. 

Coordinates: 23°53′S 44°54′E / 23.883°S 44.900°E / -23.883; 44.900