Daraina

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Daraina
Daraina, Sava.jpg
Daraina is located in Madagascar
Daraina
Daraina
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 13°12′S 49°40′E / 13.200°S 49.667°E / -13.200; 49.667
Country  Madagascar
Region Sava
District Vohemar
Elevation[1] 92 m (302 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 10,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Daraina is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in northern Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Vohemar, which is a part of Sava Region. The city is located at the unpaved part of the Route Nationale 5a between Vohemar and Ambilobe.

The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 10,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Primary and junior level secondary education are available in town. The majority 98% of the population of the commune are farmers. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are banana, maize, cassava and sweet potato. Services provide employment for 2% 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 2008-02-25. 

Coordinates: 13°12′S 49°40′E / 13.200°S 49.667°E / -13.200; 49.667