Mahasoabe, Vohipeno

Mahasoabe is a town and commune in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Vohipeno, which is a part of Vatovavy-Fitovinany Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 7,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Mahasoabe
Mahasoabe is located in Madagascar
Mahasoabe
Mahasoabe
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 22°16′S 47°46′E / 22.267°S 47.767°E / -22.267; 47.767
Country Madagascar
RegionVatovavy-Fitovinany
DistrictVohipeno
Elevation12 m (39 ft)
Population
 (2001)[2]
 • Total7,000
Time zoneUTC3 (EAT)

Only primary schooling is available. The majority 90% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 2% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crop is coffee, while other important products are sugarcane, cassava and rice. Services provide employment for 1% of the population. Additionally fishing employs 7% 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: 22°16′S 47°46′E / 22.267°S 47.767°E / -22.267; 47.767