Ankaranana

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Ankaranana
Ankaranana is located in Madagascar
Ankaranana
Ankaranana
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 19°3′2″S 46°37′11″E / 19.05056°S 46.61972°E / -19.05056; 46.61972
Country  Madagascar
Region Itasy
District Soavinandriana
Elevation[1] 1,054 m (3,458 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 8,000
 • Ethnicities Merina
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Ankaranana is a rural village and commune in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Soavinandriana, which is a part of Itasy Region. The population of the village is 2,100 while the whole commune was estimated to be approximately 8,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Primary and secondary schooling is available. The majority 99% of the population of the commune are farmers. Reach small-scale farming on volcanic soil. A very well known product of Ankaranana is cassava because of his great sweetness (low cyanide contain), that allows short cooking time without risk of toxicity. Other important products are beans (3 crops/year), cress, maize, rice. Small-scale silkwormbreeding since 2009. 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 2008-04-23. 

Coordinates: 19°3′S 46°37′E / 19.050°S 46.617°E / -19.050; 46.617