in Farafangana District of Atsimo-Atsinanana, Madagascar

How to get there and get around
Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
-22.822 and 47.826 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
S -22° 49' 20" and E 47° 49' 34"
Currency and Currency Code:
Ariary - MGA
Spoken languages:
French, Malagasy
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
Local Time: 06:52 PM (Friday)
Timezone: Indian/Antananarivo
UTC/GMT offset: 3 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
6:18 am and 5:12 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
28.883 and -118.293 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
Campamento Sur
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Current travel safety evaluation for Madagascar in Eastern Africa

Safety Score: 3,0 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning we advice caution when travelling to Madagascar.

Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning Madagascar. Last Update: 2024-05-24 08:16:39

Delve into Farafangana

Farafangana in Farafangana District (Atsimo-Atsinanana) with it's 24,764 habitants is a town located in Madagascar about 271 mi (or 436 km) south of Antananarivo, the country's capital town.

Time in Farafangana is now 06:52 PM (Friday). The local timezone is named Indian / Antananarivo with an UTC offset of 3 hours. We know of 8 airports closer to Farafangana. The closest airport in Madagascar is Farafangana Airport in a distance of 1 mi (or 2 km), North. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

Since you are here already, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Manakara, Fianarantsoa, Ihosy, Ambositra and Fort Dauphin. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info.

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 21°C / 70 °F

Morning Temperature 19°C / 66 °F
Evening Temperature 22°C / 72 °F
Night Temperature 21°C / 70 °F
Chance of rainfall 3%
Air Humidity 82%
Air Pressure 1022 hPa
Wind Speed Light breeze with 4 km/h (2 mph) from West
Cloud Conditions Overcast clouds, covering 99% of sky
General Conditions Light rain

Saturday, 25th of May 2024

23°C (74 °F)
22°C (71 °F)
Light rain, light breeze, broken clouds.

Sunday, 26th of May 2024

24°C (75 °F)
21°C (69 °F)
Light rain, light breeze, clear sky.

Monday, 27th of May 2024

24°C (76 °F)
21°C (69 °F)
Light rain, light breeze, few clouds.

Videos from this area

These are videos related to the place based on their proximity to this place.

marcher dans les rues de Farafangana sur la côte sud-est

Published: July 27, 2009
Length: 40:40 min
Rating: 3 of 5
Author: keepdafunkalive

on redécouvre la ville que j'ai laissé après 15ans... on croise quelques pousse-pousse moyen de locomotion traditionnel sur l'île.

sur le chemin de l'Ampamjaka...

Published: July 23, 2009
Length: 16:05 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: keepdafunkalive

nous nous dirigeons vers la case de l'Apanjaka (le roi, le sage) de notre ethnie des Antefasy à Farafangana en compagnie de Tody notre neveu qui nous sert de guide dans les sentiers des vieux...

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Attractions and noteworthy things

Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.


Farafangana is a city (commune urbaine) on the south-east coast of Madagascar approximately 400 kilometres south of the capital Antananarivo. It is the capital of the Atsimo-Atsinanana region. Settlements located to the north include Lokandambo, Manambotra, Ambahikarabo and Amboahangimamy, with Ambalolo to the west. To the south are Antananabo, Manambotra Atsimo and Marosondry. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Farafangana is based in the town, led by Bishop Benjamin Marc Ramaroson.

Located at -22.8167, 47.8167 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article, Homepage
Cities in Madagascar, Populated places in Atsimo-Atsinanana, Regional capitals in Madagascar

Farafangana Airport

Farafangana Airport is an airport in Farafangana, Madagascar.

Located at -22.805, 47.8203 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Airports in Madagascar, Fianarantsoa Province


Atsimo-Atsinanana (South East) is a region in Madagascar. Capital: Farafangana Chief: Jhonson Andrianahy (since 2007) The region extends along the southern part of the east coast of Madagascar. It is bordered by Vatovavy-Fitovinany and Haute Matsiatra (North), Ihorombe (West) and Anosy (South).

Located at -22.819, 47.83 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Atsimo-Atsinanana, Regions of Madagascar

Canal des Pangalanes

The Canal des Pangalanes, one of the longest canals in the world, is a series of man made canals linking natural lakes and rivers running down the east coast of Madagascar from Tamatave for over 600 kilometres . It is used mainly for transportation and fishing, but it also contains unspoiled beaches popular with tourists. It was constructed by the French between 1896–1904.

Located at -22.8, 47.8333 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Geography of Madagascar

Popular in vicinity

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