Mandabe is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Mahabo, which is a part of Menabe Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 27,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Mandabe
Mandabe is located in Madagascar
Mandabe
Mandabe
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 21°3′S 44°56′E / 21.050°S 44.933°E / -21.050; 44.933
Country Madagascar
RegionMenabe
DistrictMahabo
Elevation289 m (948 ft)
Population
 (2001)[2]
 • Total27,000
Time zoneUTC3 (EAT)

An airport serves the commune. Primary and junior level secondary education are available in town. The town provides access to hospital services to its citizens. The majority 95% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 4.5% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are peanuts and cassava. Services provide employment for 0.5% of the population.[2]

GeographyEdit

The town is situated at the Maharivo river and is the endpoint of the RN 9.

PersonalitiesEdit

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 2008-03-10.

Coordinates: 21°3′S 44°56′E / 21.050°S 44.933°E / -21.050; 44.933