Ankarongana is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Befandriana-Nord, which is a part of Sofia Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 17,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Ankarongana
Ankarongana is located in Madagascar
Ankarongana
Ankarongana
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 15°25′S 48°55′E / 15.417°S 48.917°E / -15.417; 48.917
Country Madagascar
RegionSofia
DistrictBefandriana-Nord
Elevation590 m (1,940 ft)
Population
 (2001)[2]
 • Total17,000
Time zoneUTC3 (EAT)

Primary and junior level secondary education are available in town. The majority 98% of the population of the commune are farmers. The most important crops are rice and coffee, while other important agricultural products are sugarcane and cassava. Services provide employment for 2% 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 2008-03-01.

Coordinates: 15°25′S 48°55′E / 15.417°S 48.917°E / -15.417; 48.917