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Mantasoa is located in Madagascar
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 19°1′S 47°50′E / 19.017°S 47.833°E / -19.017; 47.833
Country  Madagascar
Region Analamanga
District Manjakandriana
Elevation[1] 1,397 m (4,583 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 10,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Mantasoa is a town and commune in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Manjakandriana, which is a part of Analamanga Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 10,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Mantasoa is served by a local airport. In addition to primary schooling the town offers secondary education at both junior and senior levels. The majority 95.5% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 0.5% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are beans, cassava and sweet potatoes. Services provide employment for 3% of the population. Additionally fishing employs 1% 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 2008-06-03. 

Coordinates: 19°1′S 47°50′E / 19.017°S 47.833°E / -19.017; 47.833