Andasibe, Moramanga

Andasibe (also Andasibe Gara) is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Moramanga, which is a part of Alaotra-Mangoro Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 13493 in 2006.

Andasibe
Andasibe station
Andasibe station
Andasibe is located in Madagascar
Andasibe
Andasibe
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 18°56′S 48°25′E / 18.933°S 48.417°E / -18.933; 48.417
Country Madagascar
RegionAlaotra-Mangoro
DistrictMoramanga
Area
 • Total363 km2 (140 sq mi)
Elevation810 - 1,200 m (−3,130 ft)
Population
 (2006)[2]
 • Total13,493
Time zoneUTC3 (EAT)

GeographyEdit

The town lies along the RN 2 at 140 km from Antananarivo, 26 km from Moramanga and 200 km from Toamasina.[3] It is a railway station on the Antananarivo – East Coast line.


EconomyEdit

The nearby national parks offer many job creations in the town. It is also a site of industrial-scale mining. Sixty-percent of the commune's population is farmers. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are corn, bananas and manioc. Industry and services provide both employment for 20% of the population.


Primary and junior-level secondary education are available in town.

ReligionEdit

RiversEdit

The town is crossed by the Sahatandra and Vohitra rivers.

See alsoEdit

References and notesEdit

Coordinates: 18°56′S 48°25′E / 18.933°S 48.417°E / -18.933; 48.417