Betafo District

Betafo is a district in Vakinankaratra Region, Madagascar. The administrative centre of the district is the town of Betafo. However the district has subsequently been divided by the creation of the new Mandoto District from former parts of Betafo District. The reduced district covers an area of 4,607 km, and it had an estimated population of 331,696 in 2018.[1] It is situated at 22 km west of Antsirabe.

Betafo
District
Rice fields near Betafo
Rice fields near Betafo
Location of the district within the region of Vakinankaratra.
Location of the district within the region of Vakinankaratra.
Country Madagascar
RegionVakinankaratra
Administrative centreBetafo
Area
 • Total4,607 km2 (1,779 sq mi)
Population
 (2018)
 • Total331,696
 • Density72/km2 (190/sq mi)
Postal code
113

The irrigated rice paddies of the district are emblematic of this technology throughout the highlands and were nominated to the Tentative List of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Madagascar in 1997.[2]

CommunesEdit

The district is further divided into 18 communes:

InfrastructureEdit

The district is connected by the RN34 national road from Antsirabe (22km) to Morondava..

LakesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Region Vakinankaratra
  2. ^ UNESCO. "World Heritage Convention: Madagascar". Archived from the original on May 14, 2011. Retrieved April 25, 2011.

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Coordinates: 19°50′24″S 46°51′18″E / 19.84°S 46.855°E / -19.84; 46.855