Ranohira

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Ranohira
Ranohira is located in Madagascar
Ranohira
Ranohira
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 22°26′S 45°21′E / 22.433°S 45.350°E / -22.433; 45.350
Country  Madagascar
Region Ihorombe
District Ihosy
Elevation[1] 1,090 m (3,580 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 6,000
 • Ethnicities Bara
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Ranohira is a town and commune in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Ihosy, which is a part of Ihorombe Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 6,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Primary and junior level secondary education are available in town. It is also a site of industrial-scale mining. The majority 85% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 10% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are peanuts and cassava. Services provide employment for 5% of the population.[2] There is a small supermarket in the town and a hotel typically used by tourists visiting Isalo National Park.

Geography[edit]

Ranohira is situated on the route nationale No. 7 from Tuléar to Fianarantsoa in the South-West of Madagascar. The next cities are Ilakaka at 26 km and Ihosy 93 km distance.[3]

It is the closest town to the Isalo National Park.

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 2008-04-24. 
  3. ^ Atlas Mondial, France Loisir, page 159

Coordinates: 22°26′S 45°21′E / 22.433°S 45.350°E / -22.433; 45.350