Vohipeno

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Vohipeno
Vohipeno is located in Madagascar
Vohipeno
Vohipeno
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 22°21′S 47°50′E / 22.350°S 47.833°E / -22.350; 47.833
Country  Madagascar
Region Vatovavy-Fitovinany
District Vohipeno
Elevation[1] 6 m (20 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 18,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Vohipeno is a town and commune in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Vohipeno, which is a part of Vatovavy-Fitovinany Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 18,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

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. The majority 98% of the population of the commune are farmers. The most important crops are rice and coffee, while other important agricultural products are lychee and cassava. 1.6 percent of the population is employed in service industries, and 0.5 percent in fishing.[2]

Geographie[edit]

Vohipeno is situated at 42 km from Manakara on the national road to Farafangana (RN 12). It is alongside the Sandrananta River.

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 2008-05-03. 

Coordinates: 22°21′S 47°50′E / 22.350°S 47.833°E / -22.350; 47.833