|Elevation||350 m (1,150 ft)|
|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.
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.
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.
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