Masiaboay is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in southwest Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Betioky Sud, which is a part of Atsimo-Andrefana Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 10,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Masiaboay
Masiaboay is located in Madagascar
Masiaboay
Masiaboay
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 23°54′S 44°28′E / 23.900°S 44.467°E / -23.900; 44.467
Country Madagascar
RegionAtsimo-Andrefana
DistrictBetioky Sud
Elevation245 m (804 ft)
Population
 (2001)[2]
 • Total10,000
Time zoneUTC3 (EAT)

Only primary schooling is available. The majority 60% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 39% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crops are cassava and maize, while other important agricultural products are peanuts and sweet potatoes. Services provide employment for 1% 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 2008-03-12.

Coordinates: 23°54′S 44°28′E / 23.900°S 44.467°E / -23.900; 44.467