Manampatrana

Manampatrana is a town and commune in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Ikongo, which is a part of Vatovavy-Fitovinany Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 18,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Manampatrana
Manampatrana is located in Madagascar
Manampatrana
Manampatrana
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 21°39′S 47°35′E / 21.650°S 47.583°E / -21.650; 47.583
Country Madagascar
RegionVatovavy-Fitovinany
DistrictIkongo
Elevation283 m (928 ft)
Population
 (2001)[2]
 • Total18,000
Time zoneUTC3 (EAT)

Primary and junior level secondary education are available in town. The majority 85% of the population of the commune are farmers. The most important crops are coffee and rice, while other important agricultural products are bananas, cassava and sweet potatoes. Services provide employment for 15% of the population.[2]

It lies at the Faraony River and the Fianarantsoa-Côte Est railway that links the town with Fianarantsoa and Manakara.

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 2008-05-03.
 
Manampatrana railroad station

Coordinates: 21°39′S 47°35′E / 21.650°S 47.583°E / -21.650; 47.583