Tsiamalao

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Tsiamalao
Tsiamalao is located in Madagascar
Tsiamalao
Tsiamalao
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 15°3′S 48°27′E / 15.050°S 48.450°E / -15.050; 48.450
Country  Madagascar
Region Sofia
District Befandriana-Nord
Elevation[1] 264 m (866 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 21,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Tsiamalao is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Befandriana-Nord, which is a part of Sofia Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 21,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Primary and junior level secondary education are available in town. The majority 95% of the population of the commune are farmers. The most important crop is rice, while other important 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 2008-03-01. 

Coordinates: 15°3′S 48°27′E / 15.050°S 48.450°E / -15.050; 48.450