Manakambahiny Ouest

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Manakambahiny Ouest
Manakambahiny Ouest is located in Madagascar
Manakambahiny Ouest
Manakambahiny Ouest
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 17°48′S 48°20′E / 17.800°S 48.333°E / -17.800; 48.333
Country  Madagascar
Region Alaotra-Mangoro
District Ambatondrazaka
Elevation[1] 791 m (2,595 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 22,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Manakambahiny Ouest or Manakambahiny Andrefana 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 22,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Primary and junior level secondary education are available in town. The majority 90% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 7% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are peanuts, beans and cassava. Industry and services provide both 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 2008-03-06. 

Coordinates: 17°48′S 48°20′E / 17.800°S 48.333°E / -17.800; 48.333