Anjoma Ramartina

Anjoma Ramartina is a town and commune in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Mandoto, which is a part of Vakinankaratra Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 15,000 in 2001 commune census.[2] It is about an hour's drive south of Antananarivo. Anjoma Ramartina sits atop some of the world's largest rose quartz deposits.

Anjoma Ramartina
Anjoma Ramartina is located in Madagascar
Anjoma Ramartina
Anjoma Ramartina
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 19°38′S 45°58′E / 19.633°S 45.967°E / -19.633; 45.967
Country Madagascar
RegionVakinankaratra
DistrictMandoto
Elevation774 m (2,539 ft)
Population
 (2001)[2]
 • Total15,000
 • Ethnicities
Merina
Time zoneUTC3 (EAT)

Primary and junior level secondary education are available in town. The majority 60% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 39.5% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are maize and bambara groundnut. Industry provides employment for 0.5% of the population.[2]

Most homes in Anjoma Ramartina have no electricity, no running water, no phone or network connections. Malnutrition is common. According to the World Bank, around 80% of those outside Madagascar's cities live below the $1.90-a-day poverty line. Health researchers found around half of parents in Anjoma Ramartina had lost at least one infant child to illness or hunger. [3]

References and notesEdit

  1. ^ Estimated based on DEM data from Shuttle Radar Topography Mission
  2. ^ a b c "ILO census data". Cornell University. 2002. Retrieved 2008-04-22.
  3. ^ "Dark crystals: The brutal reality behind a booming wellness craze". TheGuardian.com. 17 September 2019.

Coordinates: 19°38′S 45°58′E / 19.633°S 45.967°E / -19.633; 45.967