Soanierana Ivongo

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Soanierana Ivongo
Soanierana Ivongo is located in Madagascar
Soanierana Ivongo
Soanierana Ivongo
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 16°55′S 49°35′E / 16.917°S 49.583°E / -16.917; 49.583
Country  Madagascar
Region Analanjirofo
District Soanierana Ivongo
Elevation[1] 11 m (36 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 22,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Soanierana Ivongo is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Soanierana Ivongo, which is a part of Analanjirofo Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 22,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Soanierana Ivongo Ville has a 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 80% of the population of the commune are farmers. The most important crops are cloves and lychee, while other important agricultural products are coffee, rice and vanilla. Services provide employment for 15% of the population. Additionally fishing employs 5% of the population.[2]

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 2008-03-08. 

Coordinates: 16°55′S 49°35′E / 16.917°S 49.583°E / -16.917; 49.583