Vohemar

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Not to be confused with Vohemar District.
Vohemar
Port and Bay of Vohemar
Port and Bay of Vohemar
Vohemar is located in Madagascar
Vohemar
Vohemar
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 13°21′S 50°0′E / 13.350°S 50.000°E / -13.350; 50.000
Country  Madagascar
Region Sava
District Vohemar
Population (2001)[1]
 • Total 15,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Vohemar (Malagasy: Vohimarina [vuiˈmarʲnə̥] or Iharan̈a [iaˈraŋə̥]) is a coastal city and commune (Malagasy: firaisana) in northern Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Vohemar, which is a part of Sava Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 15,000 in 2001 commune census.[1]

Vohemar is served by a local airport and maritime harbour. 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.[1]

Farming and raising livestock provides employment for 20% and 5% of the working population. The most important crop is cassava, while other important products are peanut, maize and rice. Industry and services provide employment for 20% and 45% of the population, respectively. Additionally fishing employs 10% of the population.[1]

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "ILO census data". Cornell University. 2002. Retrieved 2008-02-27. 

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Coordinates: 13°21′S 50°0′E / 13.350°S 50.000°E / -13.350; 50.000