Ambohitsilaozana

Ambohitsilaozana 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 commune was estimated to be approximately 13,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Ambohitsilaozana
Ambohitsilaozana is located in Madagascar
Ambohitsilaozana
Ambohitsilaozana
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 17°41′S 48°27′E / 17.683°S 48.450°E / -17.683; 48.450
Country Madagascar
RegionAlaotra-Mangoro
DistrictAmbatondrazaka
Elevation761 m (2,497 ft)
Population
 (2001)[2]
 • Total13,000
Time zoneUTC3 (EAT)
ClimateCwa

Primary and junior level secondary education are available in town. The majority 90% 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 peanuts and tomato. Services provide employment for 2% of the population. Additionally fishing employs 5% 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 2008-03-06.

Coordinates: 17°41′S 48°27′E / 17.683°S 48.450°E / -17.683; 48.450