Farafangana

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Farafangana
City
Location of Farafangana
Location of Farafangana
Country Madagascar
Region Atsimo-Atsinanana
Elevation 1 m (3 ft)
Population
 • Total 24,252
 • Density 155/km2 (400/sq mi)
Website http://www.farafangana.com/

Farafangana is a city (commune urbaine) on the south-east coast of Madagascar and capital of the Atsimo-Atsinanana region. The population essentially consists of three ethnic groups: the Antefasy, Rabakara and Zafisoro.

Location[edit]

Farafangana is located approximately 400 kilometres south of the capital Antananarivo. It is at the southern end of the Canal des Pangalanes,[1] with the mouth of the Manampatrana River located on the north side of the town. It is 106km south of Manakara, about 2.5 hours travel time away.[2]

Settlements located to the north include Lokandambo, Manambotra, Ambahikarabo and Amboahangimamy, with Ambalolo to the west. To the south are Antananabo, Manambotra Atsimo and Marosondry.[3]

Economy[edit]

There is an airport in Farafangana (Farafangana Airport). One of the main crops in the region is pepper.[4]

Tourism[edit]

The Manombo Reserve is located at 25 km to Farafangana.[5]

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References[edit]

Coordinates: 22°49′S 47°49′E / 22.817°S 47.817°E / -22.817; 47.817