Manaratsandry

Manaratsandry
Manaratsandry is located in Madagascar
Manaratsandry
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 16°11′S 46°30′E / 16.183°S 46.5°E / -16.183; 46.5
Country  Madagascar
Region Boeny
District Marovoay
Elevation[1] 30 m (98 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 - Total 20,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Manaratsandry is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Marovoay, which is a part of Boeny Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 20,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Manaratsandry has a riverine harbour. Primary and junior level secondary education are available in town. The majority 80% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 16% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are peanuts and maize. Industry and services provide both employment for 1% of the population. Additionally fishing employs 2% of the population.[2]

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Coordinates: 16°11′S 46°30′E / 16.183°S 46.5°E / -16.183; 46.5