Maromokotra

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Maromokotra
Maromokotra is located in Madagascar
Maromokotra
Maromokotra
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 12°57′S 49°34′E / 12.950°S 49.567°E / -12.950; 49.567
Country  Madagascar
Region Sava
District Vohemar
Elevation[1] 172 m (564 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 4,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Maromokotra is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in northern Madagascar. It is situated at the unpaved Route Nationale 5a halfway between Ambilobe and Daraina, near the Saharenana River. It belongs to the district of Vohemar, which is a part of the Sava Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 4,000 in the 2001 commune census.[2]

Only primary schooling is available. The majority (94%) of the population of the commune are farmers. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are banana, maize and seeds of catechu. Services provide employment for 1% of the population, and fishing employs the remaining 5% 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 2008-02-27. 

Coordinates: 12°57′S 49°34′E / 12.950°S 49.567°E / -12.950; 49.567