Nosy Varika

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Nosy Varika
Nosy Varika is located in Madagascar
Nosy Varika
Nosy Varika
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 20°35′S 48°32′E / 20.583°S 48.533°E / -20.583; 48.533
Country  Madagascar
Region Vatovavy-Fitovinany
District Nosy Varika
Elevation[1] 5 m (16 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 40,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Nosy Varika is a town and commune in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Nosy Varika, which is a part of Vatovavy-Fitovinany Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 40,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Nosy Varika is served by a local airport and 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 75% of the population works in fishing. 20% are farmers, while an additional 2% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are coffee, lychee and pepper. Services provide employment for 3% of the population.[2]

Geography[edit]

Nosy Varika is situated at 130 km north of Mananjary on the RN 11[3] and at the Sakaleona river. At a distance of 7 km from the city can be found the lake of Alanampotsy and at 107 km the Sakaleona Falls.[4]

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 2008-05-03. 
  3. ^ Atlas Mondial, France Loisir, page 158
  4. ^ (in French) dilag-tours.ch

Coordinates: 20°35′S 48°32′E / 20.583°S 48.533°E / -20.583; 48.533