Antanandava, Ambatondrazaka

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Antanandava
Antanandava is located in Madagascar
Antanandava
Antanandava
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 17°27′S 48°40′E / 17.450°S 48.667°E / -17.450; 48.667
Country Madagascar
RegionAlaotra-Mangoro
DistrictAmbatondrazaka
Elevation847 m (2,779 ft)
Population
(2001)[2]
 • Total8,000
Time zoneUTC3 (EAT)

Antanandava is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Ambatondrazaka, which is a part of Alaotra-Mangoro Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 8,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Only primary schooling is available. The majority 85% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 4% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crops are rice and peanuts; also maize is an important agricultural product. Services provide employment for 1% of the population. Additionally fishing employs 10% of the population.[2]

Situated close to the commune is the Zahamena National Park.

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 2008-03-06.

Coordinates: 17°27′S 48°40′E / 17.450°S 48.667°E / -17.450; 48.667