Mananara Nord

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Mananara Nord
Mananara Avaratra
Mananara Nord is located in Madagascar
Mananara Nord
Mananara Nord
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 16°10′S 49°46′E / 16.167°S 49.767°E / -16.167; 49.767
Country  Madagascar
Region Analanjirofo
District Mananara Nord
Elevation[1] 12 m (39 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 30,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Mananara Nord or Mananara Avaratra is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Mananara Nord, which is a part of Analanjirofo Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 30,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

It is situated at the Route Nationale No.5 between Maroantsetra and Toamasina.

Mananara Nord is served by a local airport and maritime harbour. It also has riverine harbour at the Mananara River (Analanjirofo) that is located in the East of the town center.

In addition to primary schooling the town offers secondary education at both junior and senior levels. The town provides access to hospital services to its citizens.[2]

The majority 50% of the population of the commune are farmers. The most important crop is cloves, while other important products are coffee and vanilla. Services provide employment for 40% of the population. Additionally fishing employs 10% of the population.[2]

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ Estimated based on DEM data from Shuttle Radar Topography Mission
  2. ^ a b c d "ILO census data". Cornell University. 2002. Retrieved 2008-03-07. 

Coordinates: 16°10′S 49°46′E / 16.167°S 49.767°E / -16.167; 49.767