Fanambana

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Fanambana
Fanambana, Sava (ville).jpg
Fanambana is located in Madagascar
Fanambana
Fanambana
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 13°33′S 49°59′E / 13.550°S 49.983°E / -13.550; 49.983
Country  Madagascar
Region Sava
District Vohemar
Elevation[1] 23 m (75 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 12,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)
Fanambana river bridge

Fanambana is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in northern Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Vohemar, which is a part of Sava Region.

Geography[edit]

The town is situated at the Fanambana River and the Route nationale 5a between Vohemar and Sambava.

The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 12,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Primary and junior level secondary education are available. The majority 84% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 10% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crops are rice and vanilla, while other important agricultural products are coffee and beans. Services provide employment for 1% of the population. Additionally fishing employs 5% 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 2008-02-25. 

Coordinates: 13°33′S 49°59′E / 13.550°S 49.983°E / -13.550; 49.983