Marosakoa

Marosakoa
Marosakoa is located in Madagascar
Marosakoa
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 16°14′S 46°50′E / 16.233°S 46.833°E / -16.233; 46.833
Country  Madagascar
Region Boeny
District Marovoay
Elevation[1] 129 m (423 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 - Total 10,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Marosakoa is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in western Madagascar over the Mozambique Channel. It is approximately 35 kilometres south of Mahajanga. It belongs to the district of Marovoay, which is a part of Boeny Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 10,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Only primary schooling is available. The majority 60% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 34% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are sugarcane and cassava. Services provide employment for 1% of the population. Additionally fishing employs 5% of the population.[2]

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Coordinates: 16°14′S 46°50′E / 16.233°S 46.833°E / -16.233; 46.833