Befasy is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Morondava, which is a part of Menabe Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 15,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Befasy
Befasy is located in Madagascar
Befasy
Befasy
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 20°34′S 44°22′E / 20.567°S 44.367°E / -20.567; 44.367
Country Madagascar
RegionMenabe
DistrictMorondava
Elevation54 m (177 ft)
Population
 (2001)[2]
 • Total15,000
Time zoneUTC3 (EAT)

Primary and junior level secondary education are available in town. The majority 99% of the population of the commune are farmers. The most important crops are maize and lima beans, while other important agricultural products are peanuts and rice. Services provide employment for 1% of the population.[2]

References and notesEdit

  1. ^ Estimated based on DEM data from Shuttle Radar Topography Mission
  2. ^ a b c "ILO census data". Cornell University. 2002. Retrieved 2008-03-11.

Coordinates: 20°34′S 44°22′E / 20.567°S 44.367°E / -20.567; 44.367