|Elevation||12 m (39 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC3 (EAT)|
In addition to primary schooling the town offers secondary education at both junior and senior levels. The town provides access to hospital services to its citizens.
The majority 50% of the population of the commune are farmers. The most important crop is cloves, while other important products are coffee and vanilla. Services provide employment for 40% of the population. Additionally fishing employs 10% of the population.
The Mananara-Nord National Park is near this city.