Kirano is a town and commune in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Ambalavao, which is a part of Haute Matsiatra Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 13,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Kirano
Kirano is located in Madagascar
Kirano
Kirano
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 21°50′S 47°3′E / 21.833°S 47.050°E / -21.833; 47.050
Country Madagascar
RegionHaute Matsiatra
DistrictAmbalavao
Elevation1,104 m (3,622 ft)
Population
 (2001)[2]
 • Total13,000
Time zoneUTC3 (EAT)

Primary and junior level secondary education are available in town. The majority 99% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 0.5% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are beans, maize and tobacco. Services provide employment for 0.5% of the population.[2]

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 2008-05-01.

Coordinates: 21°50′S 47°3′E / 21.833°S 47.050°E / -21.833; 47.050