Bekitro is a rural municipality in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Bekily, which is a part of Androy Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 16,000 in 2001 commune census.[3]

Bekitro
Bekitro is located in Madagascar
Bekitro
Bekitro
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 24°33′S 45°18′E / 24.550°S 45.300°E / -24.550; 45.300
Country Madagascar
RegionAndroy
DistrictBekily
Government
 • MayorHenri Ramandefitra
Area
 • Total1,027 km2 (397 sq mi)
Elevation329 m (1,079 ft)
Population
 (2001)[3]
 • Total16,000
Time zoneUTC3 (EAT)
Postal code
607

Primary and junior level secondary education are available in town. It is also a site of industrial-scale mining. The majority 78% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 20% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crops are cassava and peanuts; also maize is an important agricultural product. Industry and services provide both employment for 0.5% of the population. Additionally fishing employs 1% of the population.[3]


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ REFORMES ET INNOVATIONS COMPTABLES DANS LE SECTEUR PUBLIC LOCAL MALGACHE
  2. ^ Estimated based on DEM data from Shuttle Radar Topography Mission
  3. ^ a b c "ILO census data". Cornell University. 2002. Retrieved 2008-05-02.

Coordinates: 24°33′S 45°18′E / 24.550°S 45.300°E / -24.550; 45.300