Farahalana is a municipality in northern Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Sambava, which is a part of Sava Region and lies near the mouth of the Lokoho River at the Indian Ocean. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 23,000 in 2001 commune census.[1]

Farahalana
the Lokoho river
the Lokoho river
Farahalana is located in Madagascar
Farahalana
Farahalana
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 14°26′S 50°10′E / 14.433°S 50.167°E / -14.433; 50.167
Country Madagascar
RegionSava
DistrictSambava
Population
 (2001)[1]
 • Total23,000
Time zoneUTC3 (EAT)
Postal code
208

Primary and junior level secondary education are available in town. The majority 96% of the population the commune are farmers. The most important crop is vanilla, while other important products are coffee, cloves and rice. Services provide employment for 2% of the population. Additionally fishing employs 2% of the population.[1]

GeographyEdit

The municipality is situated south of Sambava on the National Road 5 on the Lokoho River.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "ILO census data". Cornell University. 2002. Retrieved 2008-02-23.

Coordinates: 14°26′S 50°10′E / 14.433°S 50.167°E / -14.433; 50.167