Trangahy is a rural municipality in western Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Antsalova, which is a part of Melaky Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 8,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Trangahy
Trangahy is located in Madagascar
Trangahy
Trangahy
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 19°7′S 44°33′E / 19.117°S 44.550°E / -19.117; 44.550
Country Madagascar
RegionMelaky
DistrictAntsalova
Elevation29 m (95 ft)
Population
 (2001)[2]
 • Total8,000
Time zoneUTC3 (EAT)
Postcode
406

Only primary schooling is available. The majority (60%) of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 20% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are bananas, sugarcane and cassava. Additionally fishing employs 20% of the population.[2]

GeographyEdit

The municipality is situated at 60 km East of Bekopaka, 33 km West of Masoarivo and 60 km South of Antsalova. In the South it is bordered by the Manambolo River that also forms the border to the neighboring region of Menabe.[3]

The National Road No.8 crosses the municipality, though it is practicable only in the dry season.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Estimated based on DEM data from Shuttle Radar Topography Mission
  2. ^ a b c "ILO census data". Cornell University. 2002. Retrieved 2008-03-04.
  3. ^ cepf.net

Coordinates: 19°7′S 44°33′E / 19.117°S 44.550°E / -19.117; 44.550