Maromokotra is a rural municipality in northern Madagascar. It is situated at the unpaved Route nationale 5a halfway between Ambilobe (80km)[3] and Daraina, near the Saharenana River. It belongs to the district of Vohemar, which is a part of the Sava Region. The population of the municipality was estimated to be approximately 4,000 in the 2001 commune census.[2]

Maromokotra
Maromokotra is located in Madagascar
Maromokotra
Maromokotra
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 12°57′S 49°34′E / 12.950°S 49.567°E / -12.950; 49.567
Country Madagascar
RegionSava
DistrictVohemar
Elevation172 m (564 ft)
Population
 (2001)[2]
 • Total4,000
Time zoneUTC3 (EAT)
Postal code
209

Only primary schooling is available. The majority (94%) of the population of the commune are farmers. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are banana, maize and seeds of catechu. Services provide employment for 1% of the population, and fishing employs the remaining 5% of the population.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Estimated based on DEM data from Shuttle Radar Topography Mission
  2. ^ a b c "ILO census data". Cornell University. 2002. Retrieved 2008-02-27.
  3. ^ L'Express de Madagascar

Coordinates: 12°57′S 49°34′E / 12.950°S 49.567°E / -12.950; 49.567