Ambazoa is a town and commune in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Ambovombe, which is a part of Androy Region. It is located to the southeast of Ambondro; the main settlement is not far from the coast. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 13,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Ambazoa
Ambazoa is located in Madagascar
Ambazoa
Ambazoa
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 25°18′50″S 45°53′50″E / 25.31389°S 45.89722°E / -25.31389; 45.89722
Country Madagascar
RegionAndroy
DistrictAmbovombe
Elevation144 m (472 ft)
Population
 (2001)[2]
 • Total13,000
Time zoneUTC3 (EAT)

Only primary schooling is available. Farming and raising livestock provides employment for 38% and 35% of the working population. The most important crops are maize and cowpeas, while other important agricultural products are other peas, cassava and sweet potatoes. Services provide employment for 2% of the population. Additionally fishing employs 25% 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 2008-05-02.

Coordinates: 25°18′50″S 45°53′50″E / 25.31389°S 45.89722°E / -25.31389; 45.89722