Ankerana is a town and commune in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Ambohimahasoa, which is a part of Haute Matsiatra Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 10,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Ankerana
Ankerana is located in Madagascar
Ankerana
Ankerana
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 21°2′S 47°7′E / 21.033°S 47.117°E / -21.033; 47.117
Country Madagascar
RegionHaute Matsiatra
DistrictAmbohimahasoa
Elevation1,292 m (4,239 ft)
Population
 (2001)[2]
 • Total10,000
Time zoneUTC3 (EAT)

Only primary schooling is available. The majority 90% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 5% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are peanuts, cassava and potatoes. Services provide employment for 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 2008-05-01.

Coordinates: 21°2′S 47°7′E / 21.033°S 47.117°E / -21.033; 47.117