Mandritsara, Betafo

Mandritsara is a town and commune in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Betafo, which is a part of Vakinankaratra Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 13,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Mandritsara
Mandritsara is located in Madagascar
Mandritsara
Mandritsara
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 19°33′S 47°3′E / 19.550°S 47.050°E / -19.550; 47.050
Country Madagascar
RegionVakinankaratra
DistrictBetafo
Elevation2,038 m (6,686 ft)
Population
 (2001)[2]
 • Total13,000
 • Ethnicities
Merina
Time zoneUTC3 (EAT)

Only primary schooling is available. The majority 80% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 20% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crops are rice and potatoes, while other important agricultural products are beans, maize and soya.[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 2008-04-22.

Coordinates: 19°33′S 47°3′E / 19.550°S 47.050°E / -19.550; 47.050