Maniry is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in southwestern Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Ampanihy, which is a part of Atsimo-Andrefana Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 7,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Maniry
Maniry is located in Madagascar
Maniry
Maniry
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 24°30′S 44°49′E / 24.500°S 44.817°E / -24.500; 44.817
Country Madagascar
RegionAtsimo-Andrefana
DistrictAmpanihy
Elevation292 m (958 ft)
Population
 (2001)[2]
 • Total7,000
Time zoneUTC3 (EAT)

Only primary schooling is available. It is also a site of industrial-scale mining. The majority 95% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 3% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are peanuts, maize and cassava. Industry and services provide employment for 0.5% and 1% of the population, respectively. Additionally fishing employs 0.5% of the population.[2]

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 2008-03-11.

Coordinates: 24°30′S 44°49′E / 24.500°S 44.817°E / -24.500; 44.817