Merikanjaka

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Merikanjaka
Merikanjaka is located in Madagascar
Merikanjaka
Merikanjaka
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 19°8′S 47°51′E / 19.133°S 47.850°E / -19.133; 47.850
Country  Madagascar
Region Analamanga
District Manjakandriana
Elevation[1] 1,470 m (4,820 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 8,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Merikanjaka 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 8,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Primary and junior level secondary education are available in town. The majority 95% of the population of the commune are farmers. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are cassava, sweet potatoes and potatoes. Services provide employment for 5% 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°8′S 47°51′E / 19.133°S 47.850°E / -19.133; 47.850