Sihanamaro is a town and commune in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Ambovombe, which is a part of Androy Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 10,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Sihanamaro
Sihanamaro is located in Madagascar
Sihanamaro
Sihanamaro
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 25°11′S 45°46′E / 25.183°S 45.767°E / -25.183; 45.767
Country Madagascar
RegionAndroy
DistrictAmbovombe
Elevation208 m (682 ft)
Population
 (2001)[2]
 • Total10,000
Time zoneUTC3 (EAT)

Only primary schooling is available. The majority 50% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 49% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crops are cassava and cowpeas, while other important agricultural products are maize, sweet potatoes and bambara groundnut. Services provide employment for 1% 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 2008-05-02.

Coordinates: 25°11′S 45°46′E / 25.183°S 45.767°E / -25.183; 45.767