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Zazafotsy is located in Madagascar
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 22°12′S 46°21′E / 22.200°S 46.350°E / -22.200; 46.350
Country  Madagascar
Region Ihorombe
District Ihosy
Elevation[1] 832 m (2,730 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 10,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Zazafotsy (or Zaxafotsy) is a town and commune in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Ihosy, which is a part of Ihorombe Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 10,000 in 2001 commune census.[2][3]

Primary and junior level secondary education are available in town. The majority 90% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 10% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crop is rice: other important products are peanuts and cassava.[2]


Zazafotsy is situated at the route nationale No. 7 (Fianarantsoa-Ihosy-Tuléar) at 36 km from Ihosy and 124 km from Ambalavao.[4]

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 2008-04-24. 
  3. ^ GEOnet Names Server (GNS) Archived March 9, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Atlas Mondial, France Loisir, page 159

Coordinates: 22°12′S 46°21′E / 22.200°S 46.350°E / -22.200; 46.350