Ambatondrazaka

Ambatondrazaka (Malagasy pronunciation: [amˌbatuɳɖʐaˈzakə̥]) is a city (commune urbaine) in Madagascar

Ambatondrazaka
Ambatondrazaka
Ambatondrazaka
Coat of arms of Ambatondrazaka
Ambatondrazaka is located in Madagascar
Ambatondrazaka
Ambatondrazaka
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 17°49′32″S 48°25′44″E / 17.82556°S 48.42889°E / -17.82556; 48.42889Coordinates: 17°49′32″S 48°25′44″E / 17.82556°S 48.42889°E / -17.82556; 48.42889
Country Madagascar
RegionAlaotra-Mangoro
DistrictAmbatondrazaka
Area
 • Total11.1 km2 (4.3 sq mi)
Population
 (2018 census)
 • Total47,649
 • Density4,300/km2 (11,000/sq mi)
Postal code
503
ClimateCwa

Ambatondrazaka is also the capital of the Alaotra-Mangoro region and the Ambatondrazaka District.

GeographyEdit

The city is situated south of Alaotra, the greatest lake in Madagascar.

HistoryEdit

The oral history states the town was founded by Randriambololona and children. The recorded history of the town begins with Radama I of Madagascar.

ReligionEdit

The city is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Ambatondrazaka (Cathedral of the Holy Trinity).

TransportEdit

The city is at the MLA (Moramanga-Lac Alaotra) railway. There is also an airport.

The Route nationale 44 links the city with Moramanga (at 158 km)[1] in the south and Imerimandroso - Amboavory.

PopulationEdit

Demographic change
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
67 307 69 189 71 855 73026 75675
Source : PCD of the CU of Ambatondrazaka

AgricultureEdit

Ambatondrazaka is a tobacco producing area in Madagascar. Some 2240 farmers in this region plant tobacco.[2] It is also known for its cultivation of rice.

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