Tsaratanana, Mandritsara

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Tsaratanana
Tsaratanana is located in Madagascar
Tsaratanana
Tsaratanana
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 15°57′S 48°51′E / 15.950°S 48.850°E / -15.950; 48.850
Country  Madagascar
Region Sofia
District Mandritsara
Elevation[1] 335 m (1,099 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 6,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Tsaratanana is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Mandritsara, which is a part of Sofia Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 6,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Only primary schooling is available. The majority 50% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 49% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are sugarcane and cassava. Services provide employment for 1% 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 2008-02-28. 

Coordinates: 15°57′S 48°51′E / 15.950°S 48.850°E / -15.950; 48.850