Mahabo, Betroka

Mahabo 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.[1]

Mahabo is located in Madagascar
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 24°17′00″S 45°12′55″E / 24.28333°S 45.21528°E / -24.28333; 45.21528Coordinates: 24°17′00″S 45°12′55″E / 24.28333°S 45.21528°E / -24.28333; 45.21528
Country Madagascar
 • Total9,000
Time zoneUTC3 (EAT)

Only primary schooling is available. The majority 55% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 38% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are peanuts and cassava. Services provide employment for 5% of the population. Additionally fishing employs 2% of the population.[1]

References and notesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "ILO census data". Cornell University. 2002. Retrieved 2008-05-04.