Nandihizana is a town and commune in Madagascar. Its previous name was Carion; It belongs to the district of Manjakandriana, which is a part of Analamanga Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 5,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]


Carion (Carion Gare TCE is the French name of this city)
Carion gare TCE
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 18°54′S 47°43′E
Country Madagascar
Elevation1,429 m (4,688 ft)
Time zoneUTC3 (EAT)

Carion is a famous train station of the line TCE (Tananarive Côte Est). The city became famous with its train station in the seventies due to the trees and wood business organised by Farariana natives businessmen. Primary and junior level secondary education are available in town. The majority 96% of the population of the commune are farmers. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are fruits, beans and cassava. Industry and services provide employment for 1% and 3% of the population, respectively.[2]

References and notes

  1. Estimated based on DEM data from Shuttle Radar Topography Mission
  2. "ILO census data". Cornell University. 2002. Retrieved 2008-06-03.

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