Amparihitsokatra

Amparihitsokatra 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 10,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Amparihitsokatra
Amparihitsokatra is located in Madagascar
Amparihitsokatra
Amparihitsokatra
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 17°31′S 48°34′E / 17.517°S 48.567°E / -17.517; 48.567
Country Madagascar
RegionAlaotra-Mangoro
DistrictAmbatondrazaka
Elevation841 m (2,759 ft)
Population
 (2001)[2]
 • Total10,000
Time zoneUTC3 (EAT)

Only primary schooling is available. The majority 70% of the population of the commune are farmers. The most important crops are rice and peanuts, while other important agricultural products are maize and cassava. Additionally fishing employs 30% 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°31′S 48°34′E / 17.517°S 48.567°E / -17.517; 48.567