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Tsaratanana is located in Madagascar
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 16°47′50″S 47°39′10″E / 16.79722°S 47.65278°E / -16.79722; 47.65278
Country  Madagascar
Region Betsiboka
District Tsaratanana
Elevation[1] 350 m (1,150 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 18,000
Time zone UTC3 (EAT)

Tsaratanana is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Tsaratanana, which is a part of Betsiboka Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 18,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Tsaratanana is served by a local airport. 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 65% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 33% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are bananas and cassava. Services provide employment for 2% 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 2008-03-05. 

Coordinates: 16°47′50″S 47°39′10″E / 16.79722°S 47.65278°E / -16.79722; 47.65278