Ambaliha is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Analalava, which is a part of Sofia Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 12,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Ambaliha
Ambaliha is located in Madagascar
Ambaliha
Ambaliha
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 14°28′S 48°18′E / 14.467°S 48.300°E / -14.467; 48.300
Country Madagascar
RegionSofia
DistrictAnalalava
Elevation269 m (883 ft)
Population
 (2001)[2]
 • Total12,000
Time zoneUTC3 (EAT)

Primary and junior level secondary education are available in town. The majority 72% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 25% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are coffee and pepper. Services provide employment for 1% of the population. Additionally fishing employs 2% 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 2008-02-29.

Coordinates: 14°28′S 48°18′E / 14.467°S 48.300°E / -14.467; 48.300