|Elevation||1,090 m (3,580 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC3 (EAT)|
Primary and junior level secondary education are available in town. It is also a site of industrial-scale mining. The majority 85% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 10% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are peanuts and cassava. Services provide employment for 5% of the population. There is a small supermarket in the town and a hotel typically used by tourists visiting Isalo National Park.
It is the closest town to the Isalo National Park.