Marovatolena

Marovatolena is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Analalava, which is a part of Sofia Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 9,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Marovatolena
Marovatolena is located in Madagascar
Marovatolena
Marovatolena
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 15°11′S 47°39′E / 15.183°S 47.650°E / -15.183; 47.650
Country Madagascar
RegionSofia
DistrictAnalalava
Elevation211 m (692 ft)
Population
 (2001)[2]
 • Total9,000
Time zoneUTC3 (EAT)

Primary and junior level secondary education are available in town. The majority 90% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 5% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are cassava and seeds of catechu. Services provide employment for 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 2008-02-29.

Coordinates: 15°11′S 47°39′E / 15.183°S 47.650°E / -15.183; 47.650