Travel to Mantasoa – Rice-Farming Town
60 kilometres from Tana is Mantasoa, a town and commune that belongs to the district of Manjakandriana, which is a part of the Analamanga Region.
The majority 95.5% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 0.5% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are beans, cassava and sweet potatoes.
While in Mantasoa, visit the impressive dam built in 1937 and the remains of the building of the founder of the region, Jean Laborde. The city is also dotted with an artificial lake and a beach surrounded by pine trees.