Andevoranto [andevʷˈrantʷ] is a rural municipality in the Brickaville District, Atsinanana Region, Madagascar.

Andevoranto
Andovoranto
Andevoranto
Andevoranto
Andevoranto is located in Madagascar
Andevoranto
Andevoranto
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 18°57′16″S 49°6′34″E / 18.95444°S 49.10944°E / -18.95444; 49.10944
Country Madagascar
RegionAtsinanana
DistrictVohibinany (district)
Government
 • MayorMaxime Laro
Area
 • Total325 km2 (125 sq mi)
Population
 (2018)Census
 • Total10,723
Time zoneUTC3 (EAT)
Postal code
508

It is located near the coast and near the mouth of the Rianila River[2] at a distance of 20 km from Brickaville.[3]

During the French colonial rule of the island, Andrevoranto was the capital of Andevoranto Province, and sources also described it as a former capital of the Betsimisaraka people in the region.[4][5][6] The town was at that point also the junction of a number of important roads, including the key road from the coast to the capital, Antananarivo.[7] Today, the key route of Route nationale 2 from the capital is located west of Andevoranto.

GeographyEdit

It is situated 20 km South of Brickaville and 100 km from Toamasina.

FokontanyEdit

12 Fokontany (villages) are part of this municipality: Andovoranto, Ambatobe, Ianakonitra, Andavakimena, Sondrara, Manakambahiny, Ambodivoara, Vohitrampasina, Vavony, Ambila Lemaitso, Manaratsandry and Manerinerina.

PersonalitiesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ PCD Andevoranto
  2. ^ Islands in the Southern Indian Ocean, p. 123 (1891) (historical description of town)
  3. ^ PLAN COMMUNAL DE DEVELOPPEMENT (PCD) DE LA COMMUNE RURALE D’ANDOVORANTO 2017-2021
  4. ^ EVOLUTION DU DECOUPAGE ADMINISTRATIF (see 1908 map), Retrieved February 22, 2013
  5. ^ Halcombe, J.J. (ed.) Mission Life, Vol. 8 Part 1, p. 32 (1877)
  6. ^ Little, William Henry. Madagascar: its history and people, p. viii (1884) ("the interesting and important town of Andevoranto--the ancient capital of the once independent and powerful Betsimisaraka tribe.")
  7. ^ Report by Acting Consul Whitney, of Madagascar (1884)