Vatana, Madagascar

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Vatana is located in Madagascar
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 22°13′S 47°45′E / 22.217°S 47.750°E / -22.217; 47.750
Country  Madagascar
Region Vatovavy-Fitovinany
District Manakara
Elevation[1] 24 m (79 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 10,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Vatana 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 10,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Only primary schooling is available. The town provides access to hospital services to its citizens. The majority 99.5% of the population of the commune are farmers. The most important crops are coffee and rice; also cassava is an important agricultural product. Services provide employment for 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°13′S 47°45′E / 22.217°S 47.750°E / -22.217; 47.750