Ilaka Centre

Ilaka Centre is a town and commune in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Ambositra, which is a part of Amoron'i Mania Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 15,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Ilaka Centre
Ilaka Centre is located in Madagascar
Ilaka Centre
Ilaka Centre
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 20°20′S 47°9′E / 20.333°S 47.150°E / -20.333; 47.150
Country Madagascar
RegionAmoron'i Mania
Elevation1,423 m (4,669 ft)
 • Total15,000
Time zoneUTC3 (EAT)

Primary and junior level secondary education are available in town. It is also a site of industrial-scale mining. The majority 90% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 7.5% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are peanuts, beans and cassava. Industry and services provide employment for 0.5% and 2% of the population, respectively.[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 2008-05-13.

Coordinates: 20°20′S 47°9′E / 20.333°S 47.150°E / -20.333; 47.150