Ambositra [amˈbusʲʈʂə̥] is a city (commune urbaine) in central Madagascar.

Ambositra
View of Ambositra
View of Ambositra
Ambositra is located in Madagascar
Ambositra
Ambositra
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 20°31′0″S 47°15′0″E / 20.51667°S 47.25000°E / -20.51667; 47.25000
Country Madagascar
RegionAmoron'i Mania
DistrictAmbositra
Area
 • Total15.2 km2 (5.9 sq mi)
Elevation
1,342 m (4,403 ft)
Population
 (2018 census)
 • Total41,078
 • Density2,700/km2 (7,000/sq mi)
Postal code
306
Ambositra
Ambositra

Ambositra is the capital of the Amoron'i Mania region, and of Ambositra District. It is the centre of Madagascar's' wood-carving industry due to the presence of the Zafimaniry tribe, a subgroup of the Betsileo tribe. There are many shops selling wooden boxes, chessboards and figurines.

InfrastructureEdit

It is situated at the RN 7 (Antsirabe - Tulear);

ReligionEdit

The Diocese of Ambositra is seated in the town (Cathedral of the Immaculate Heart of Mary), led by Bishop Fidelis Rakotonarivo.


Coordinates: 20°31′S 47°15′E / 20.517°S 47.250°E / -20.517; 47.250