Manakana, Tsaratanana

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Manakana is located in Madagascar
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 17°45′S 47°31′E / 17.750°S 47.517°E / -17.750; 47.517
Country  Madagascar
Region Betsiboka
District Tsaratanana
Elevation[1] 806 m (2,644 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 8,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Manakana is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Tsaratanana, which is a part of Betsiboka Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 8,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Primary and junior level secondary education are available in town. It is also a site of industrial-scale mining. The majority 68% 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 peanuts and onions. Industry and services provide employment for 0.5% and 1.5% of the population, respectively.[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 2008-03-05. 

Coordinates: 17°45′S 47°31′E / 17.750°S 47.517°E / -17.750; 47.517