Sorombo

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Sorombo
Sorombo is located in Madagascar
Sorombo
Sorombo
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 22°6′S 47°55′E / 22.100°S 47.917°E / -22.100; 47.917
Country  Madagascar
Region Vatovavy-Fitovinany
District Manakara
Elevation[1] 11 m (36 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 12,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Sorombo is a town and commune in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Manakara, which is a part of Vatovavy-Fitovinany Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 12,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Only primary schooling is available. The majority 98% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 0.5% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are coffee and cassava. Services provide employment for 1% of the population. Additionally fishing employs 0.5% 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 2008-05-03. 

Coordinates: 22°6′S 47°55′E / 22.100°S 47.917°E / -22.100; 47.917