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Manaratsandry is located in Madagascar
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 16°11′S 46°30′E / 16.183°S 46.500°E / -16.183; 46.500
Country Madagascar
Elevation30 m (100 ft)
 • Total20,000
Time zoneUTC3 (EAT)

Manaratsandry is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Marovoay, which is a part of Boeny Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 20,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Manaratsandry has a riverine harbour. Primary and junior level secondary education are available in town. The majority 80% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 16% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are peanuts and maize. Industry and services provide both employment for 1% of the population. Additionally fishing employs 2% 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 2008-03-02.

Coordinates: 16°11′S 46°30′E / 16.183°S 46.500°E / -16.183; 46.500