Ejeda is a rural municipality in southwestern Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Ampanihy, which is a part of Atsimo-Andrefana Region. With 49,915 inhabitants it is the largest town of the Ampanihy Ouest (district).

Ejeda
Ejeda is located in Madagascar
Ejeda
Ejeda
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 24°21′S 44°31′E / 24.350°S 44.517°E / -24.350; 44.517
Country Madagascar
RegionAtsimo-Andrefana
DistrictAmpanihy
Elevation235 m (771 ft)
Population
 (2018)Census
 • Total49,915
 • Ethnicities
Mahafaly
Time zoneUTC3 (EAT)

It is situated at the Route nationale 10 that crosses the Linta River near Ejeda.

Ejeda is served by a local airport. Primary and junior level secondary education are available in town. The town provides access to hospital services to its citizens.[2]

The majority 60% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 35% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crop is maize, while other important products are peanuts, cassava and chickpea. Services provide employment for 5% of the population.[2]

Ejeda has recorded a temperature of 43.6 °C (110.5 °F), which is the highest temperature to have ever been recorded in Madagascar.[3]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Estimated based on DEM data from Shuttle Radar Topography Mission
  2. ^ a b "ILO census data". Cornell University. 2002. Retrieved 2008-03-11.
  3. ^ "Madagascar Initial National Communication" (PDF) (in French). Le Ministre de l’Environnement, des Eaux et des Forets. 2019. p. 22. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 November 2021. Retrieved 16 April 2022.

Coordinates: 24°21′S 44°31′E / 24.350°S 44.517°E / -24.350; 44.517