Matsondana is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Befandriana-Nord, which is a part of Sofia Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 40,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Matsondana
Matsondana is located in Madagascar
Matsondana
Matsondana
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 14°58′S 49°15′E / 14.967°S 49.250°E / -14.967; 49.250
Country Madagascar
RegionSofia
DistrictBefandriana-Nord
Elevation907 m (2,976 ft)
Population
 (2001)[2]
 • Total40,000
Time zoneUTC3 (EAT)

Matsondana is served by a local airport. Primary and junior level secondary education are available in town. The majority 54% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 43% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crops are rice and vanilla; also beans are an important agricultural product. Services provide employment for 3% 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 2008-03-01.

Coordinates: 14°58′S 49°15′E / 14.967°S 49.250°E / -14.967; 49.250