Rantabe

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Rantabe
Rantabe is located in Madagascar
Rantabe
Rantabe
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 15°42′S 49°39′E / 15.700°S 49.650°E / -15.700; 49.650
Country  Madagascar
Region Analanjirofo
District Maroantsetra
Elevation[1] 17 m (56 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 20,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Rantabe is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Maroantsetra, which is a part of Analanjirofo Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 20,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Rantabe has a riverine harbour. Primary and junior level secondary education are available in town. The majority 82% of the population of the commune are farmers. The most important crops are rice and vanilla, while other important agricultural products are coffee and cloves. Services provide employment for 12% of the population. Additionally fishing employs 6% 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 2008-03-08. 

Coordinates: 15°42′S 49°39′E / 15.700°S 49.650°E / -15.700; 49.650