Matsondana

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Matsondana
Matsondana is located in Madagascar
Matsondana
Matsondana
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 14°58′S 49°15′E / 14.967°S 49.250°E / -14.967; 49.250
Country  Madagascar
Region Sofia
District Befandriana-Nord
Elevation[1] 907 m (2,976 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 40,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Matsondana is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Befandriana-Nord, which is a part of Sofia Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 40,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Matsondana is served by a local airport. Primary and junior level secondary education are available in town. The majority 54% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 43% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crops are rice and vanilla; also beans are an important agricultural product. Services provide employment for 3% 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 2008-03-01. 

Coordinates: 14°58′S 49°15′E / 14.967°S 49.250°E / -14.967; 49.250