Maherivaratra

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Maherivaratra
Maherivaratra is located in Madagascar
Maherivaratra
Maherivaratra
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 13°30′S 48°40′E / 13.500°S 48.667°E / -13.500; 48.667
Country  Madagascar
Region Diana
District Ambanja
Elevation[1] 15 m (49 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 4,151
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Maherivaratra is a municipality (French: commune, Malagasy: kaominina) in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Ambanja, which is a part of Diana Region. According to 2001 census the population of Maherivaratra was 4,151.[2]

Maherivaratra is served by a local airport. Only primary schooling is available in town. The majority 59% of the population are farmers. The most important crop is seeds of catechu, while other important products are coffee and rice. Services provide employment for 1% and fishing employs 40% 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: 13°30′S 48°40′E / 13.500°S 48.667°E / -13.500; 48.667