Benato - Toby is a town and commune in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Betroka, which is a part of Anosy Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 9,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Benato - Toby
Benato - Toby is located in Madagascar
Benato - Toby
Benato - Toby
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 23°5′S 45°52′E / 23.083°S 45.867°E / -23.083; 45.867
Country Madagascar
RegionAnosy
DistrictBetroka
Elevation824 m (2,703 ft)
Population
 (2001)[2]
 • Total9,000
Time zoneUTC3 (EAT)

Only primary schooling is available. It is also a site of industrial-scale mining. The majority 50% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 40% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are maize and cassava. Services provide employment for 10% 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 2008-05-04.

Coordinates: 23°5′S 45°52′E / 23.083°S 45.867°E / -23.083; 45.867