Ambaripaika is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Mandritsara, which is a part of Sofia Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 7,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Ambaripaika
Ambaripaika is located in Madagascar
Ambaripaika
Ambaripaika
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 15°55′S 48°58′E / 15.917°S 48.967°E / -15.917; 48.967
Country Madagascar
RegionSofia
DistrictMandritsara
Elevation365 m (1,198 ft)
Population
 (2001)[2]
 • Total7,000
Time zoneUTC3 (EAT)

Only primary schooling is available. The majority 50% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 48% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are peanuts and cassava. Services provide employment for 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 2008-02-28.

Coordinates: 15°55′S 48°58′E / 15.917°S 48.967°E / -15.917; 48.967