Ambinanitelo is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Maroantsetra, which is a part of Analanjirofo Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 30,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Ambinanitelo is located in Madagascar
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 15°21′S 49°35′E / 15.350°S 49.583°E / -15.350; 49.583
Country Madagascar
Elevation39 m (128 ft)
 • Total30,000
Time zoneUTC3 (EAT)

Primary and junior level secondary education are available in town. The majority 95% of the population of the commune are farmers. The most important crops are rice and cloves, while other important agricultural products are coffee and vanilla. Services provide employment for 5% of the population.[2]

The Polish writer and adventurer Arkady Fiedler visited Ambinanitelo in 1937 and resided there for several months, which was the subject of a travel book he wrote on his return to Poland giving a detailed account of the townspeople's daily life and culture, as well as some frictions with the French colonial authorities which he witnessed. This made the name of Ambinanitelo familiar to several generations of Polish readers,[3] and the book was also translated to several other languages.

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 2008-03-08.
  3. ^ Polish language review of Fiedler's book

Coordinates: 15°21′S 49°35′E / 15.350°S 49.583°E / -15.350; 49.583