Maromandia

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Maromandia
Maromandia is located in Madagascar
Maromandia
Maromandia
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 14°13′S 48°5′E / 14.217°S 48.083°E / -14.217; 48.083
Country  Madagascar
Region Sofia
District Analalava
Elevation[1] 48 m (157 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 34,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Maromandia is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Analalava, which is a part of Sofia Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 34,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Geographie[edit]

It is situated at the Route nationale 6.

Education[edit]

Primary and junior level secondary education are available in town. The majority 60% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 18% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crops are rice and coffee; also seeds of catechu are an important agricultural product. Services provide employment for 2% of the population. 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 2008-02-29. 

Coordinates: 14°13′S 48°5′E / 14.217°S 48.083°E / -14.217; 48.083