Mananjary

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Mananjary
Mananjary
Mananjary
Mananjary is located in Madagascar
Mananjary
Mananjary
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 20°14′S 48°21′E / 20.233°S 48.350°E / -20.233; 48.350
Country Madagascar
RegionVatovavy
DistrictMananjary
Elevation12 m (39 ft)
Population
 (2018)
 • Total25,222
Time zoneUTC3 (EAT)
Code postal
317

Mananjary is a city located in Vatovavy, Madagascar with a population of 25,222 inhabitants in 2018. It is the chief city of the Mananjary district.

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 is situated at 130 km south of Nosy Varika on the RN 11[3] The Canal des Pangalanes divides the town into two sections.

In 2022 Cyclone Batsirai made landfall at Mananjary, leaving the city destroyed by 90%.[4]

Economy[edit]

Agriculture production is focused on vanilla, coffee, and pepper production.[5]

Religion[edit]

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."[6]

Education[edit]

  • École primaire française de Mananjary[7]
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.

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Estimated based on DEM data from Shuttle Radar Topography Mission
  2. ^ www.britannica.com
  3. ^ Atlas Mondial, France Loisir, page 158
  4. ^ l'Express de Madagascar
  5. ^ Madagascar & Comoros, pp. 230-31 (Lonely Planet, 2008)
  6. ^ Bradt, Hilary. Madagascar: The Bradt Travel Guide, p. 298 (2007)
  7. ^ "École primaire française de Mananjary." AEFE. Retrieved on May 7, 2015.