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Soatanana is located in Madagascar
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 21°23′S 46°55′E / 21.383°S 46.917°E / -21.383; 46.917
Country  Madagascar
Region Haute Matsiatra
District Fianarantsoa II
Elevation[1] 1,141 m (3,743 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 10,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Soatanana is a town and commune in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Fianarantsoa II, which is a part of Haute Matsiatra Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 10,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

In addition to primary schooling the town offers secondary education at both junior and senior levels. The majority 95% of the population of the commune are farmers. The most important crops are rice and bambara groundnut, while other important agricultural products are maize, cassava and potatoes. Services provide employment for 5% 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 2008-05-01. 

Coordinates: 21°23′S 46°55′E / 21.383°S 46.917°E / -21.383; 46.917