Andranovao

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Andranovao
Andranovao is located in Madagascar
Andranovao
Andranovao
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 17°37′S 44°4′E / 17.617°S 44.067°E / -17.617; 44.067
Country  Madagascar
Region Melaky
District Maintirano
Elevation[1] 14 m (46 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 12,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Andranovao is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in western Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Maintirano, which is a part of Melaky Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 12,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Only primary schooling is available. The majority 50% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 40% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crops are rice and maize, while other important agricultural products are bananas, wheat and coconuts. Services provide employment for 2% of the population. Additionally fishing employs 8% of the population.[2]

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 2008-03-04. 

Coordinates: 17°37′S 44°4′E / 17.617°S 44.067°E / -17.617; 44.067