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Iarintsena is located in Madagascar
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 21°49′S 46°52′E / 21.817°S 46.867°E / -21.817; 46.867
Country  Madagascar
Region Haute Matsiatra
District Ambalavao
Elevation[1] 1,011 m (3,317 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 22,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Iarintsena is a rural commune in the Central Highlands of Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Ambalavao, which is a part of Haute Matsiatra Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 22,000 in 2001.[2]

Only primary schooling is available. The majority 80% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 14% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are cassava and tobacco. Services provide employment for 5% of the population. Additionally fishing employs 1% 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 2008-05-01. 

Coordinates: 21°49′S 46°52′E / 21.817°S 46.867°E / -21.817; 46.867