Manantenina

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Manantenina
Manantenina
Manantenina
Manantenina is located in Madagascar
Manantenina
Manantenina
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 24°17′S 47°19′E / 24.283°S 47.317°E / -24.283; 47.317
Country  Madagascar
Region Anosy
District Taolanaro
Elevation[1] 16 m (52 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 19,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Manantenina is a town and commune in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Taolanaro, which is a part of Anosy Region.

It is situated at the coast of the Indian Ocean at the unpaved Route nationale 12a.

The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 19,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Primary and junior level secondary education are available in town. The majority 50% of the population works in fishing. 35% are farmers, while an additional 10% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crop is cassava, while other important products are sweet potatoes and rice. Services provide employment for 5% 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 2008-05-04. 

Coordinates: 24°17′S 47°19′E / 24.283°S 47.317°E / -24.283; 47.317