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Vohimena is located in Madagascar
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 17°20′S 48°38′E / 17.333°S 48.633°E / -17.333; 48.633
Country  Madagascar
Region Alaotra-Mangoro
District Amparafaravola
Elevation[1] 808 m (2,651 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 8,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Vohimena is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Amparafaravola, which is a part of Alaotra-Mangoro Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 8,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Primary and junior level secondary education are available in town. The majority 80% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 2% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are sugarcane and tobacco. Industry and services provide employment for 3% and 10% of the population, respectively. Additionally fishing employs 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 2008-03-24. 

Coordinates: 17°20′S 48°38′E / 17.333°S 48.633°E / -17.333; 48.633