Vohibinany (district)

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Brickaville District is an administrative district in Atsinanana Region, Madagascar; also known as Ampasimanolotra and Vohibinany. Brickaville is located along Route nationale 2 (RN 2), 105 km south of Toamasina (the primary seaport of the country) and 220 km east of Antananarivo (the capital).[1] It is also situated alongside the Rianila river. It is a railway station on the Antananarivo - East Coast line. Its main industries revolve around sugar.[2]

Brickaville
Ampasimanolotra/Vohibinany
Brickaville
Brickaville
Brickaville is located in Madagascar
Brickaville
Brickaville
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 18°49′10″S 49°04′25″E / 18.81944°S 49.07361°E / -18.81944; 49.07361
Country Madagascar
RegionTamatave
DistrictVohibinany (district)
Area
 • Total5,385 km2 (2,079 sq mi)
Population
 • Total190,636
Time zoneUTC3 (EAT)
Sugarcane factory in Brickaville in 2007

CommunesEdit

The district is further divided into 17 communes; which are further sub-divided into 180 villages (fokontany):

EconomyEdit

The economy is based on agriculture. Lychee, Rice, coconuts and coffee are grown.[3] Since 2019 there is also a graphite mine in Fetraomby, the Sahamamy graphite mine.[4]

RoadsEdit

There are two mayor roads: the National Road 2 that leads from the capitol Antananarivo to Toamasina and the National Road 11a that leads from its junction with the national road 2 at Antsampanana south to Vatomandry.

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