Valabetokana

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Valabetokana
Valabetokana is located in Madagascar
Valabetokana
Valabetokana
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 19°20′S 46°46′E / 19.333°S 46.767°E / -19.333; 46.767
Country  Madagascar
Region Vakinankaratra
District Faratsiho
Elevation[1] 1,443 m (4,734 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 7,000
 • Ethnicities Merina
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Valabetokana (also Ambatoasana Valabetokana) is a town and commune in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Faratsiho, which is a part of Vakinankaratra Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 7,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Only primary schooling is available. The majority 98% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 1% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are maize and potatoes. 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 2008-04-23. 

Coordinates: 19°20′S 46°46′E / 19.333°S 46.767°E / -19.333; 46.767