Maroamalona

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Maroamalona
Maroamalona is located in Madagascar
Maroamalona
Maroamalona
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 15°18′S 48°40′E / 15.300°S 48.667°E / -15.300; 48.667
Country  Madagascar
Region Sofia
District Befandriana-Nord
Elevation[1] 484 m (1,588 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 11,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Maroamalona is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Befandriana-Nord, which is a part of Sofia Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 11,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Primary and junior level secondary education are available in town. The majority 96% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 4% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are peanuts, maize, cassava and vanilla.[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 2008-03-01. 

Coordinates: 15°18′S 48°40′E / 15.300°S 48.667°E / -15.300; 48.667