Betroka [ˈbeʈʂu̥k] is a hilly city (commune urbaine) in Anosy Region in southern Madagascar, and is the source of the Onilahy River.

Betroka
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Betroka is located in Madagascar
Betroka
Betroka
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: Coordinates: 23°16′6″S 46°06′16″E / 23.26833°S 46.10444°E / -23.26833; 46.10444
Country Madagascar
RegionAnosy
DistrictBetroka
Population
 (2018)census
 • Total17,327
 • Ethnicities
Bara
Time zoneUTC3 (EAT)
Postal code
613

It is situated at the Route nationale 13, Ihosy to Tolagnaro, at 118 km from Ihosy, 77 km from Isoanala and 203 km from Antanimora Sud. An airport serves the town.

The true name of the city is Betroky which means tree with a big belly. But the Merina (Ambaniandro) changed the name after. Betroky city belongs to Bara tribe, a tribe from the east of Madagasikara.

NatureEdit

The Kalambatritra Reserve is at 55 km East of Betroka.

See alsoEdit