Malaimbandy

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Malaimbandy
Malaimbandy is located in Madagascar
Malaimbandy
Malaimbandy
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 20°20′S 45°36′E / 20.333°S 45.600°E / -20.333; 45.600
Country  Madagascar
Region Menabe
District Mahabo
Elevation[1] 140 m (460 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 26,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Malaimbandy is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Mahabo, which is a part of Menabe Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 26,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Malaimbandy is just served by a local airport. Primary and junior level secondary education are available in town. The majority 70% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 30% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are cassava and tobacco.[2]

Geography[edit]

This town lies at the intersection of the Route nationale 35 from Morondava to Ivato, Ambositra and the Route nationale 34 to Miandrivazo.

It is located at a distance of 280 km to Ivato, Ambositra, 176 km to Morondava, 77 km to Ankilizato, Mahabo and 72 km from Mandrosonoro.[3]

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 2008-03-10. 
  3. ^ Atlas Mondial, France Loisir, page 159

Coordinates: 20°20′S 45°36′E / 20.333°S 45.600°E / -20.333; 45.600