Ambalavato is a town and commune in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Farafangana, which is a part of Atsimo-Atsinanana Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 21,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Ambalavato
Ambalavato is located in Madagascar
Ambalavato
Ambalavato
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 22°58′S 47°28′E / 22.967°S 47.467°E / -22.967; 47.467
Country Madagascar
RegionAtsimo-Atsinanana
DistrictFarafangana
Elevation98 m (322 ft)
Population
 (2001)[2]
 • Total21,000
Time zoneUTC3 (EAT)

Only primary schooling is available. The vast majority (99.9%, according to census data) of the population of the commune are farmers. The most important crops are rice and coffee, while other important agricultural products are bananas and cassava. Services provide employment for 0.1% of the population.[2]

References and notesEdit

  1. ^ Estimated based on DEM data from Shuttle Radar Topography Mission
  2. ^ a b c "ILO census data". Cornell University. 2002. Retrieved 2008-05-05.

Coordinates: 22°58′S 47°28′E / 22.967°S 47.467°E / -22.967; 47.467