Ambalavao [amˌbalaˈvaw] is a city (commune urbaine) in Madagascar, in the Haute Matsiatra region. The city is in the most southern part of the Central Highlands, near the city of Fianarantsoa.

Ambalavao
The town centre of Ambalavao as of November 2007
The town centre of Ambalavao as of November 2007
Coat of arms of Ambalavao
Ambalavao is located in Madagascar
Ambalavao
Ambalavao
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 21°50′S 46°56′E / 21.833°S 46.933°E / -21.833; 46.933
Country Madagascar
ProvinceHaute Matsiatra
Population
 (2001)[1]
 • Total30,000
 • Ethnicities
Betsileo
Postal code
303
ClimateCwa

NatureEdit

GeographyEdit

Ambalavao is situated at the Route Nationale No. 7 Fianarantsoa-Ihosy-Tuléar at 160 km from Ihosy and 56 km from Fianarantsoa.[2] An airport serves the town.

ClimateEdit

Ambalavao has a humid subtropical climate (Köppen: Cwa).

Climate data for Ambalavao
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Daily mean °C (°F) 22.1
(71.8)
21.9
(71.4)
21.4
(70.5)
20.3
(68.5)
18.1
(64.6)
16.0
(60.8)
15.1
(59.2)
15.9
(60.6)
17.8
(64.0)
20.2
(68.4)
21.6
(70.9)
22.0
(71.6)
19.4
(66.9)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 260
(10.2)
169
(6.7)
153
(6.0)
27
(1.1)
16
(0.6)
18
(0.7)
14
(0.6)
15
(0.6)
19
(0.7)
34
(1.3)
112
(4.4)
234
(9.2)
1,071
(42.1)
Source: Climate-Data.org[3]

TransportsEdit

The city is served by Ambalavao Airport.

See alsoEdit

Coordinates: 21°50′S 46°56′E / 21.833°S 46.933°E / -21.833; 46.933

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The Commune Census of by the Ilo program of Cornell University in collaboration with FOFIFA and INSTAT
  2. ^ Atlas Mondial, France Loisir, page 159
  3. ^ "Climate:Ambalavao". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 11 April 2014.