Miandrivazo

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Miandrivazo
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Miandrivazo is located in Madagascar
Miandrivazo
Miandrivazo
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 19°33′20″S 45°27′3″E / 19.55556°S 45.45083°E / -19.55556; 45.45083
Country  Madagascar
Region Menabe
District Miandrivazo
Elevation[1] 100 m (300 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 108,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Miandrivazo is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in Madagascar. It is situated at the Mahajilo River and belongs to the district of Miandrivazo, which is a part of Menabe Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 108,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Miandrivazo is served by a local airport. In addition to primary schooling the town offers secondary education at both junior and senior levels. The town has a permanent court and hospital.[2]

The majority 80% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 5% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are beans and maize. Services provide employment for 10% of the population. Additionally fishing employs 5% 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 2008-03-11. 

Coordinates: 19°33′20″S 45°27′3″E / 19.55556°S 45.45083°E / -19.55556; 45.45083