|Elevation||322 m (1,056 ft)|
|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.
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").
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.
- Marotandrano Reserve is at 42 km from Mandritsara.
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