Soanierana, Taolanaro

Soanierana is a town and commune in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Taolanaro, which is a part of Anosy Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 9,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Soanierana
Soanierana is located in Madagascar
Soanierana
Soanierana
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 25°0′S 46°53′E / 25.000°S 46.883°E / -25.000; 46.883
Country Madagascar
RegionAnosy
DistrictTaolanaro
Elevation35 m (115 ft)
Population
 (2001)[2]
 • Total9,000
Time zoneUTC3 (EAT)

Only primary schooling is available. The majority 64% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 5% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are cassava and sweet potatoes. Industry and services provide employment for 2% and 10% of the population, respectively. Additionally fishing employs 19% 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 2008-05-04.

Coordinates: 25°0′S 46°53′E / 25.000°S 46.883°E / -25.000; 46.883