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Mandritsara is located in Madagascar
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 15°50′S 48°49′E / 15.833°S 48.817°E / -15.833; 48.817
Country  Madagascar
Region Sofia
District Mandritsara
Elevation[1] 322 m (1,056 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 17,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Mandritsara [maɳɖʐiˈtsarə̥] is a city and commune (commune urbain, Malagasy: kaominina) in northern Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Mandritsara, which is a part of Sofia Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 17,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Mandritsara is served by a local airport. In addition to primary schooling the town offers secondary education at both junior and senior levels. The town has a permanent court and hospital Hopitaly Vaovao Mahafaly – a Baptist mission hospital whose name means "Good News Hospital" (or, literally, "Hospital of the news that makes you happy").[2]

Farming and raising livestock provides employment for 40% and 35% of the working population. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are peanuts and cassava. Services provide employment for 25% of the population.[2]



References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ Estimated based on DEM data from Shuttle Radar Topography Mission
  2. ^ a b c d "ILO census data". Cornell University. 2002. Retrieved 2008-02-28. 

Coordinates: 15°50′S 48°49′E / 15.833°S 48.817°E / -15.833; 48.817