Mahavanona

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Mahavanona
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Mahavanona is located in Madagascar
Mahavanona
Mahavanona
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 12°27′S 49°22′E / 12.450°S 49.367°E / -12.450; 49.367
Country  Madagascar
Region Diana
District Antsiranana II
Elevation[1] 115 m (377 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 12,075
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Mahavanona is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Antsiranana II, which is a part of Diana Region. It is located at the Besokatra River on the Route nationale 6 between Antsiranana and Anivorano Nord.

According to 2001 commune census the population of Mahavanona was 12,075.[2]

Primary and junior level secondary education are available in town. The majority 52% of the population are farmers, while an additional 46% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are bananas and maize. Services provide employment for 1% 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 2008-02-13. 

Coordinates: 12°27′S 49°22′E / 12.450°S 49.367°E / -12.450; 49.367