Mangabe, Maevatanana

Mangabe is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Maevatanana, which is a part of Betsiboka Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 16,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Mangabe
Mangabe is located in Madagascar
Mangabe
Mangabe
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 16°43′S 46°49′E / 16.717°S 46.817°E / -16.717; 46.817
Country Madagascar
RegionBetsiboka
DistrictMaevatanana
Elevation27 m (89 ft)
Population
 (2001)[2]
 • Total16,000
Time zoneUTC3 (EAT)

Primary and junior level secondary education are available in town. The majority 65% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 15% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crop are onions, while other important products are maize and rice. Additionally fishing employs 20% of the population.[2]

There are 8 Fokontany within the rural commune of Mangabe: Ambinanikely, Anosimiadana, Antanambao, Kamotro, Kapingo, Madirobe, Merimandroso, Mangabe.


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Estimated based on DEM data from Shuttle Radar Topography Mission
  2. ^ a b c "ILO census data". Cornell University. 2002. Retrieved 2008-03-05.

Coordinates: 16°43′S 46°49′E / 16.717°S 46.817°E / -16.717; 46.817