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Vatolatsaka is located in Madagascar
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 23°18′S 44°18′E / 23.300°S 44.300°E / -23.300; 44.300
Country  Madagascar
Region Atsimo-Andrefana
District Betioky Sud
Elevation[1] 308 m (1,010 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 14,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Vatolatsaka is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in southwest Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Betioky Sud, which is a part of Atsimo-Andrefana Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 14,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Only primary schooling is available. The majority 55% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 40% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crop is maize, while other important products are peanuts, cassava and sweet potatoes. 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 2008-03-12. 

Coordinates: 23°18′S 44°18′E / 23.300°S 44.300°E / -23.300; 44.300