Mananjary, Fianarantsoa

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Building in Mananjary
Location of Mananjary in Madagascar
An inoperative bridge on Canal des Pangalanes in Mananjary in 2013, which was damaged by a typhoon. Underneath the bridge, a makeshift bamboo bridge was built, which is removed for passing ships upon payment of a fee.

Mananjary [mananˈdzarʲ] is a city located in Vatovavy-Fitovinany. The city had an estimated population of 28,498 inhabitants in 2005.[1]

It contains a town of the same name, situated on the southern part of the east coast, where the Mananjary River flows into the Indian Ocean.[2] There's a small port and an airport Mananjary Airport.

The Canal des Pangalanes divides the town into two sections. Local industry focuses on vanilla, coffee, and pepper production.[3]

It is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Mananjary. The small Antambahoaka tribe holds a ceremonial mass circumcision rite every seven years in the village, called "Sambatra."[4]


French international schools:

  • École primaire française de Mananjary[5]


Coordinates: 21°13′52″S 48°20′31″E / 21.23111°S 48.34194°E / -21.23111; 48.34194