Feramanga Nord

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Feramanga Nord
Feramanga Nord is located in Madagascar
Feramanga Nord
Feramanga Nord
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 17°46′S 48°26′E / 17.767°S 48.433°E / -17.767; 48.433
Country  Madagascar
Region Alaotra-Mangoro
District Ambatondrazaka
Elevation[1] 768 m (2,520 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 10,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Feramanga Nord or Feramanga Avaratra 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 10,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Feramanga Nord is served by a local airport. Primary and junior level secondary education are available in town. The majority 75% 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 tomato; also sweet potatoes is an important agricultural product. Services provide employment for 5% of the population. Additionally fishing employs 10% 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 2008-03-06. 

Coordinates: 17°46′S 48°26′E / 17.767°S 48.433°E / -17.767; 48.433