Anorotsangana

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Anorotsangana
Anorotsangana is located in Madagascar
Anorotsangana
Anorotsangana
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 13°55′S 47°55′E / 13.917°S 47.917°E / -13.917; 47.917
Country  Madagascar
Region Diana
District Ambanja
Elevation[1] 25 m (82 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 5,250
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Anorotsangana is a municipality (French: commune, Malagasy: kaominina) in north-western Madagascar over the Mozambique Channel. It is some 250 kilometres south of Antsiranana. It belongs to the district of Ambanja, which is a part of Diana Region. According to 2001 census the population of Anorotsangana was 5,250.[2]

Only primary schooling is available in town. Farming and raising livestock provides employment for 40% and 21.3% of the working population. The most important crops are coffee and coconut, while other important agricultural products are pepper and rice. Industry and services provide employment for 0.5% and 0.2% of the population, respectively. Additionally fishing employs 38% 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 2008-02-13. 

Coordinates: 13°55′S 47°55′E / 13.917°S 47.917°E / -13.917; 47.917