Ranomafana, Taolanaro

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Ranomafana
Ranomafana is located in Madagascar
Ranomafana
Ranomafana
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 24°34′S 46°58′E / 24.567°S 46.967°E / -24.567; 46.967
Country  Madagascar
Region Anosy
District Taolanaro
Elevation[1] 61 m (200 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 11,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Ranomafana is a town and commune in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Taolanaro, which is a part of Anosy Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 11,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Primary and junior level secondary education are available in town. The majority 75% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 20% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crops are coffee and rice, while other important agricultural products are lychee and cassava. Services provide employment for 3% of the population. Additionally fishing employs 2% of the population.[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 2008-05-04. 

Coordinates: 24°34′S 46°58′E / 24.567°S 46.967°E / -24.567; 46.967