Mandritsara [maɳɖʐiˈtsarə̥] is a city and commune (commune urbain, Malagasy: kaominina) in northern Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Mandritsara, which is a part of Sofia Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 17,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Mandritsara
Mandritsara is located in Madagascar
Mandritsara
Mandritsara
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 15°50′S 48°49′E / 15.833°S 48.817°E / -15.833; 48.817
Country Madagascar
RegionSofia
DistrictMandritsara
Elevation322 m (1,056 ft)
Population
 (2001)[2]
 • Total17,000
Time zoneUTC3 (EAT)

Farming and raising livestock provides employment for 40% and 35% of the working population. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are peanuts and cassava. Services provide employment for 25% of the population.[2]

EducationEdit

In addition to primary schooling the town offers secondary education at both junior and senior levels. The Social Sciences Training and Research Unit (UFRSS) is the Mandritsara branch of the University of Mahajanga.

TransportEdit

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 2008-02-28.

Coordinates: 15°50′S 48°49′E / 15.833°S 48.817°E / -15.833; 48.817