Tsimafana

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Tsimafana
Tsimafana is located in Madagascar
Tsimafana
Tsimafana
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 19°43′S 44°35′E / 19.717°S 44.583°E / -19.717; 44.583
Country  Madagascar
Region Menabe
District Belo sur Tsiribihina
Elevation[1] 9 m (30 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 9,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Tsimafana is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Belo sur Tsiribihina, which is a part of Menabe Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 9,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Primary and junior level secondary education are available in town. The majority 60% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 30% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crop is chickpea, while other important products are sweet potatoes and rice. Services provide employment for 5% of the population. Additionally fishing employs 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 2008-03-10. 

Coordinates: 19°43′S 44°35′E / 19.717°S 44.583°E / -19.717; 44.583