|Elevation||34 m (112 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC3 (EAT)|
Primary and junior level secondary education are available in town. The majority 95% of the population are farmers. The most important crops are rice and maize, while other important agricultural products are banana and cassava. Services provide employment for 0.5% of the population, while fishing employs 4.5% of the population.
The Ampasindava mine, a rare earth mine, is situated in the municipality.