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Tambohorano is located in Madagascar
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 17°30′24″S 43°57′8″E / 17.50667°S 43.95222°E / -17.50667; 43.95222
Country  Madagascar
Region Melaky
District Maintirano
Elevation[1] 14 m (46 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 8,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Tambohorano is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) on the west coast of Madagascar approximately 290 kilometres north-west of the capital Antananarivo.. It belongs to the district of Maintirano, which is a part of Melaky Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 8,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Tambohorano is served by a local airport and maritime harbour. Primary and junior level secondary education are available in town. The majority 65% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 20% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are wheat, coconuts, cassava and barley. Services provide employment for 5% of the population. Additionally fishing employs 10% 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 2008-03-04. 

Coordinates: 17°30′24″S 43°57′8″E / 17.50667°S 43.95222°E / -17.50667; 43.95222