Soavina, Betafo

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Soavina is located in Madagascar
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 19°48′S 46°44′E / 19.800°S 46.733°E / -19.800; 46.733
Country  Madagascar
Region Vakinankaratra
District Betafo
Elevation[1] 1,335 m (4,380 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 20,000
 • Ethnicities Merina
Time zone EAT (UTC3)
Soavina in 1885.

Soavina is a town and commune in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Betafo, which is a part of Vakinankaratra Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 20,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Primary and junior level secondary education are available in town. The majority 75% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 25% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crops are rice and bambara groundnut, while other important agricultural products are maize and cassava.[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 2008-04-22. 

Coordinates: 19°48′S 46°44′E / 19.800°S 46.733°E / -19.800; 46.733