Mahaela is a town and commune in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Mananjary, which is a part of Vatovavy-Fitovinany Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 23,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Mahaela is located in Madagascar
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 20°58′S 48°27′E / 20.967°S 48.450°E / -20.967; 48.450
Country Madagascar
Elevation6 m (20 ft)
 • Total23,000
Time zoneUTC3 (EAT)

Primary and junior level secondary education are available in town. The majority 95% of the population of the commune are farmers. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are sugarcane, coconuts and cassava. Services provide employment for 1% of the population. Additionally fishing employs 4% 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 2008-05-03.

Coordinates: 20°58′S 48°27′E / 20.967°S 48.450°E / -20.967; 48.450