Mahafasa Centre

Mahafasa Centre is a town and commune in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Farafangana, which is a part of Atsimo-Atsinanana Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 89,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Mahafasa Centre
Mahafasa Centre is located in Madagascar
Mahafasa Centre
Mahafasa Centre
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 22°40′S 47°39′E / 22.667°S 47.650°E / -22.667; 47.650
Country Madagascar
RegionAtsimo-Atsinanana
DistrictFarafangana
Elevation15 m (49 ft)
Population
 (2001)[2]
 • Total89,000
Time zoneUTC3 (EAT)

Primary and junior level secondary education are available in town. The majority 97% of the population of the commune are farmers. The most important crops are rice and coffee, while other important agricultural products are cassava and pepper. Services provide employment for 0.5% of the population. Additionally fishing employs 2.5% 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 2008-05-05.

Coordinates: 22°40′S 47°39′E / 22.667°S 47.650°E / -22.667; 47.650