Ambandrika is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Ambatondrazaka, which is a part of Alaotra-Mangoro Region. The population of the town was estimated to be approximately 7000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Ambandrika
Ambandrika is located in Madagascar
Ambandrika
Ambandrika
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 17°46′S 48°26′E / 17.767°S 48.433°E / -17.767; 48.433
Country Madagascar
RegionAlaotra-Mangoro
DistrictAmbatondrazaka
Elevation768 m (2,520 ft)
Population
 (2001)[2]
 • Total7,000
Time zoneUTC3 (EAT)
ClimateCwa

Only primary schooling is available. The majority 88% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 3% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are beans, maize and tomato. Services provide employment for 6% of the population. Additionally fishing employs 3% of the population.[2]

The commune is crossed by the Namontana river.[3]

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 2008-03-06.
  3. ^ Newsmada

Coordinates: 17°46′S 48°26′E / 17.767°S 48.433°E / -17.767; 48.433