Farahalana

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Farahalana
Farahalana is located in Madagascar
Farahalana
Farahalana
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 14°26′S 50°10′E / 14.433°S 50.167°E / -14.433; 50.167
Country  Madagascar
Region Sava
District Sambava
Population (2001)[1]
 • Total 23,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Farahalana is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in northern Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Sambava, which is a part of Sava Region and lies near the mouth of the Lokoho River at the Indian Ocean. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 23,000 in 2001 commune census.[1]

Primary and junior level secondary education are available in town. The majority 96% of the population the commune are farmers. The most important crop is vanilla, while other important products are coffee, cloves and rice. Services provide employment for 2% of the population. Additionally fishing employs 2% of the population.[1]

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "ILO census data". Cornell University. 2002. Retrieved 2008-02-23. 

Coordinates: 14°26′S 50°10′E / 14.433°S 50.167°E / -14.433; 50.167