Sahambavy is a town and commune in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Lalangina, which is a part of Haute Matsiatra Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 19.403 in 2018.

Sahambavy
tea plantations at Sahambavy
tea plantations at Sahambavy
Sahambavy is located in Madagascar
Sahambavy
Sahambavy
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 21°26′S 47°17′E / 21.433°S 47.283°E / -21.433; 47.283
Country Madagascar
RegionHaute Matsiatra
DistrictLalangina
Elevation1,116 m (3,661 ft)
Population
 (2018)
 • Total19.403
Time zoneUTC3 (EAT)
Postal code
303

Primary and junior level secondary education are available in town. The majority 58% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 30% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crops is rice, while other important agricultural products are cassava and potatoes. Industry and services provide employment for 10% and 2% of the population, respectively.[2]

Unique plantation of tea in Madagascar is situated in this commune. It covers almost 500 hectares. The main part of the production is exported to Kenya. It has been set up in 1970.[3]

GeographyEdit

It lies at the Fianarantsoa-Côte Est railway that links the town with Fianarantsoa and Manakara.

References and notesEdit

  1. ^ Estimated based on DEM data from Shuttle Radar Topography Mission
  2. ^ "ILO census data". Cornell University. 2002. Retrieved 2008-05-01.
  3. ^ www.acords.org (in French)

Coordinates: 21°26′S 47°17′E / 21.433°S 47.283°E / -21.433; 47.283