Mangabe, Maevatanana

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Mangabe
Mangabe is located in Madagascar
Mangabe
Mangabe
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 16°43′S 46°49′E / 16.717°S 46.817°E / -16.717; 46.817
Country  Madagascar
Region Betsiboka
District Maevatanana
Elevation[1] 27 m (89 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 16,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Mangabe is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Maevatanana, which is a part of Betsiboka Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 16,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Primary and junior level secondary education are available in town. The majority 65% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 15% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crop are onions, while other important products are maize and rice. Additionally fishing employs 20% 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 2008-03-05. 

Coordinates: 16°43′S 46°49′E / 16.717°S 46.817°E / -16.717; 46.817