Tanambao Besakay

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Tanambao Besakay
Tanambao Besakay is located in Madagascar
Tanambao Besakay
Tanambao Besakay
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 18°9′S 48°6′E / 18.150°S 48.100°E / -18.150; 48.100
Country  Madagascar
Region Alaotra-Mangoro
District Ambatondrazaka
Elevation[1] 1,018 m (3,340 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 10,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Tanambao Besakay 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 10,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Only primary schooling is available. The majority 94% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 5% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are peanuts, beans and cassava. Services provide employment for 1% 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°9′S 48°6′E / 18.150°S 48.100°E / -18.150; 48.100