Fandriana

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Fandriana
Fandriana is located in Madagascar
Fandriana
Fandriana
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 20°14′S 47°23′E / 20.233°S 47.383°E / -20.233; 47.383
Country  Madagascar
Region Amoron'i Mania
District Fandriana
Elevation[1] 1,391 m (4,564 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 29,000
 • Ethnicities Betsileo
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Fandriana is a town and commune in Central Highlands of Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Fandriana, which is a part of Amoron'i Mania Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 29,000 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. It is also a site of industrial-scale mining.[2]

Farming and raising livestock provides employment for 45% and 35% of the working population. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are cassava and sweet potatoes. Industry and services provide employment for 5% and 15% of the population, respectively.[2]

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ Estimated based on DEM data from Shuttle Radar Topography Mission
  2. ^ a b c d "ILO census data". Cornell University. 2002. Retrieved 2008-05-13. 

Coordinates: 20°14′S 47°23′E / 20.233°S 47.383°E / -20.233; 47.383