|• Land||9,396 km2 (3,628 sq mi)|
|Elevation||980 m (3,220 ft)|
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.
The district is further divided into 22 communes:
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 nickel and cobalt mine of Ambatovy is situated near this town.
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.