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Marovoay is located in Madagascar
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 16°6′40″S 46°38′38″E / 16.11111°S 46.64389°E / -16.11111; 46.64389
Country Madagascar
Elevation10 m (30 ft)
 • Total65,000
Time zoneUTC3 (EAT)

Marovoay (Malagasy pronunciation: [marʷˈvwaj]) is a city and commune (commune urbaine, Malagasy: kaominina) in north-western Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Marovoay, which is a part of Boeny Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 65,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Marovoay has a riverine harbour. In addition to primary schooling the town offers secondary education at both junior and senior levels. The town provides access to hospital services to its citizens.[2]

The majority 60% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 24% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are cassava and sweet potatoes. Industry and services provide employment for 2% and 10% of the population, respectively. Additionally fishing employs 4% of the population.[2]

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ Estimated based on DEM data from Shuttle Radar Topography Mission
  2. ^ a b c d "ILO census data". Cornell University. 2002. Retrieved 2008-03-02.

Coordinates: 16°06′40″S 46°38′38″E / 16.11111°S 46.64389°E / -16.11111; 46.64389