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Ranohira (THB building)
Ranohira (THB building)
Ranohira is located in Madagascar
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 22°26′S 45°21′E / 22.433°S 45.350°E / -22.433; 45.350
Country Madagascar
Elevation1,090 m (3,580 ft)
 • Total16,041
 • Ethnicities
Time zoneUTC3 (EAT)
Postal code

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 16,041 in 2018

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.


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. ^ "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