Morarano Chrome

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Morarano Chrome
Morarano Chrome is located in Madagascar
Morarano Chrome
Morarano Chrome
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 17°45′S 48°10′E / 17.750°S 48.167°E / -17.750; 48.167
Country  Madagascar
Region Alaotra-Mangoro
District Amparafaravola
Elevation[1] 787 m (2,582 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 36,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Morarano Chrome is a town and commune (Malagasy: 'kaominina') in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Amparafaravola, which is a part of the Alaotra-Mangoro Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 36,000 in a 2001 commune census.[2]

Primary and junior-level secondary education are available in town. The majority (92%) of the population of the commune are farmers. The most important crop is rice; other important products are maize and cassava. Services provide employment for 7% of the population,and fishing employs 1%.[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 2008-03-24. 

Coordinates: 17°45′S 48°10′E / 17.750°S 48.167°E / -17.750; 48.167