Tsinjoarivo, Ambatolampy

Tsinjoarivo is a rural municipality in Madagascar. It is located in the district of Ambatolampy, which is in the Vakinankaratra Region, and is alongside the Onive River. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 20,000 in 2001 commune census.[2] It is situated at a distance of 45 km from Ambatolampy.[3]

Tsinjoarivo is located in Madagascar
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 19°38′S 47°41′E / 19.633°S 47.683°E / -19.633; 47.683
Country Madagascar
 • Total594 km2 (229 sq mi)
Elevation1,561 m (5,121 ft)
 • Total28,108
Time zoneUTC3 (EAT)
Postal code
Rova of Tsinjoarivo

14 fokontany (villages) belong to this municipality.

Primary and junior level secondary education are available in town. The majority 99% of the population of the commune are farmers. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are beans, maize, cassava and potatoes. Services provide employment for 1% of the population.[2]

Due to its outstanding universal cultural value, the city, along with its associated rova, was added onto the UNESCO Tentative List of World Heritage Sites in Madagascar on November 14, 1997, in the cultural category.[4]

Notable waterfalls are located along the Onive River on the southwest side of the town.[5] They have a height of 50m.[6]

Protected areasEdit

The Protected area of Tsinjoarivo-Ambalaomby (or foret de Tsinjoarivo-Ambalaomby).[7]


There is some artisanal activity of gold mining in this municipality. Also some sapphires can be found.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Estimated based on DEM data from Shuttle Radar Topography Mission
  2. ^ a b "ILO census data". Cornell University. 2002. Retrieved 2008-04-22.
  3. ^ midi-madagasikara.com: Tsinjoarivo
  4. ^ Site et Rova de Tsinjoarivo - UNESCO World Heritage Centre
  5. ^ Madagascar, 2008-2009, p. 245 (Le Petit Futé 2008) (in French)
  6. ^ Aménagement hydroélectrique de Sahofika
  7. ^ Foret de Tsinjoarivo-Ambalaomby

Coordinates: 19°38′S 47°41′E / 19.633°S 47.683°E / -19.633; 47.683