Maropaika

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Maropaika
Maropaika is located in Madagascar
Maropaika
Maropaika
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 22°42′S 46°59′E / 22.700°S 46.983°E / -22.700; 46.983
Country Madagascar
Region Ihorombe
District Ivohibe
Elevation[1] 603 m (1,978 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 9,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Maropaika is a town and commune in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Ivohibe, which is a part of Ihorombe Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 9,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Maropaika has a riverine harbour. Primary and junior level secondary education are available in town. The majority 56% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 40% receive their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crop is rice; other important products are peanuts, beans, and cassava. Services provide employment for 1% of the population. Additionally, fishing employs 3% 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 2008-05-01. 

Coordinates: 22°42′S 46°59′E / 22.700°S 46.983°E / -22.700; 46.983