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Vohitsara is located in Madagascar
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 17°24′S 48°30′E / 17.400°S 48.500°E / -17.400; 48.500
Country  Madagascar
Region Alaotra-Mangoro
District Amparafaravola
Elevation[1] 756 m (2,480 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 5,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Vohitsara is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Amparafaravola, which is a part of the Alaotra-Mangoro Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 5,000 in the 2001 commune census.[2]

Primary and junior level secondary education are available in town. Farmers comprise 78% of the commune's population. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are vegetables and beans. Industry and services both provide employment for 1% of the population. Fishing employs 20% 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°24′S 48°30′E / 17.400°S 48.500°E / -17.400; 48.500