|• Mayor||Ezechiel Rasolofonjatovo|
|Elevation||980 m (3,220 ft)|
|• Total||57 084|
It is situated between the capital Antananarivo and the east coast on the crossroad of RN 2 and RN 44. The name of Moranmanga originates from the slave trade. To differ them from other social classes, they were dressed in blue or manga. As they were among the cheapest (mora) in Africa, it became Moramanga.
Moramanga is situated on a plateau between the central highlands and the east coast.
The city is at the TCE (Tananarive-Côte Est) and the south end of the MLA (Moramanga-Lac Alaotra) railways, so it's the only railway junction in Madagascar (except for the capital).
The city of Moramanga has an important place in the history of Madagascar. It was in Moramanga, on the night of the 29th of March 1947 that the Malagasy Uprising against French colonial rule started.
The Memorial dedicated to the victims of the Malagasy Uprising with many graves and wall paintings is worth a visit. The Musée de la Gendarmerie is in the city centre.
- FJKM - Fiangonan'i Jesoa Kristy eto Madagasikara (Church of Jesus Christ in Madagascar)
- FLM - Fiangonana Loterana Malagasy (Malagasy Lutheran Church)
- Roman Catholic Diocese of Moramanga (Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Jesus).
- FFPM - (United Pentecostal Church of Madagascar)
- Fiangonana Miara Manompo Moramanga
- EEM Eklesia Episkopaly Malagasy (Anglican Church of Madagascar)
- Eglise Rhema Terre de Sel
Furthermore the superior school of the Gendarmerie (Ecole Supérieure de la Gendarmerie) is also situated at Moramanga.
20 dispensaries and 1 hospital is found in the city. Furthermore 2 dentists.
Protected areas near Moramanga are:
- Analamazoatra Reserve 31 km (19 mi) east along NR2
- Andasibe-Mantadia National Park 43 km (27 mi) northeast
The Peyrieras Reptile Reserve (a butterfly farm and reptile center) is at Marozevo, 40 km (25 mi) west of Moramanga on National Route NR2.