Itampolo is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in southwestern Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Ampanihy, which is a part of Atsimo-Andrefana Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 32,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Itampolo
Itampolo
Itampolo
Itampolo is located in Madagascar
Itampolo
Itampolo
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 24°41′S 43°57′E / 24.683°S 43.950°E / -24.683; 43.950
Country Madagascar
RegionAtsimo-Andrefana
DistrictAmpanihy
Elevation19 m (62 ft)
Population
 (2001)[2]
 • Total32,000
Time zoneUTC3 (EAT)

Only primary schooling is available. The majority 60% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 20% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crops are cassava and peas, while other important agricultural products are maize and sweet potatoes. Services provide employment for 5% of the population. Additionally fishing employs 15% 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 2008-03-11.

Coordinates: 24°41′S 43°57′E / 24.683°S 43.950°E / -24.683; 43.950