Soalala is a rural municipality in western Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Soalala, which is a part of Boeny Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 15,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Soalala is located in Madagascar
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 16°6′S 45°19′E / 16.100°S 45.317°E / -16.100; 45.317
Country Madagascar
Elevation9 m (30 ft)
 • Total15,000
Time zoneUTC3 (EAT)
Postal code

Soalala is served by a local airport and maritime harbour. It also has riverine harbour. Primary and junior level secondary education are available in town. The majority 78% of the population of the commune are farmers. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are bananas and cassava. Industry and services provide employment for 5% and 1% of the population, respectively. Additionally fishing employs 16% of the population.[2]

There had been several victimes of Cyclone Belna that fell land on 09.12.2019 in Soalala[3]

Economy Edit

Infra structures Edit

Two additional hydraulic power stations are planned to take up operations in 2021.

References and notes Edit

  1. ^ Estimated based on DEM data from Shuttle Radar Topography Mission
  2. ^ a b c "ILO census data". Cornell University. 2002. Retrieved 2008-03-03.
  3. ^ Belna - (in French): morts et disparus
  4. ^ (in French):Thermal station Soalala

16°06′S 45°19′E / 16.100°S 45.317°E / -16.100; 45.317