Vohitsaoka

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Vohitsaoka
Vohitsaoka is located in Madagascar
Vohitsaoka
Vohitsaoka
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 22°2′S 46°43′E / 22.033°S 46.717°E / -22.033; 46.717
Country  Madagascar
Region Haute Matsiatra
District Ambalavao
Elevation[1] 860 m (2,820 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 10,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Vohitsaoka is a rural commune in the Central Highlands of Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Ambalavao, which is a part of Haute Matsiatra 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 85% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 10% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are maize, cassava and bambara groundnut. Services provide employment for 5% of the population.[2]

Protected Area[edit]

The eastern part of the commune is included in the Andringitra National Park.

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 2008-05-01. 

Coordinates: 22°2′S 46°43′E / 22.033°S 46.717°E / -22.033; 46.717