Marovoay Banlieue

Marovoay Banlieue
Marovoay Banlieue is located in Madagascar
Marovoay Banlieue
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 15°59′S 46°36′E / 15.983°S 46.6°E / -15.983; 46.6
Country  Madagascar
Region Boeny
District Marovoay
Elevation[1] 18 m (59 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 - Total 9,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Marovoay Banlieue is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Marovoay, which is a part of Boeny Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 9,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Only primary schooling is available. The majority 85% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 11% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are maize and cassava. Services provide employment for 1% of the population. Additionally fishing employs 3% of the population.[2]

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Coordinates: 15°59′S 46°36′E / 15.983°S 46.6°E / -15.983; 46.6