Ivato, Ambositra

Ivato or Ivato Centre is a town and commune in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Ambositra, which is a part of Amoron'i Mania Region.

Ivato
Ivato Centre
Ivato is located in Madagascar
Ivato
Ivato
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 20°37′S 47°12′E / 20.617°S 47.200°E / -20.617; 47.200
Country Madagascar
RegionAmoron'i Mania
DistrictAmbositra
Area
 • Total204 km2 (79 sq mi)
Elevation
1,499 m (4,918 ft)
Population
 (2018)[2]
 • Total22,745
 • Density901/km2 (2,330/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC3 (EAT)
Postal code
306

GeographyEdit

This town lies at the intersection of the Route nationale 35 to Morondava and the Route nationale 7 from Antananarivo to Fianarantsoa. It is approximately 15 km South of Ambositra.

PopulationEdit

The population of the commune was 22,745 in 2018. Primary and junior level secondary education are available in town. The majority 75% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 15% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. Services provide employment for the other 10% of the population.[3]

CropsEdit

The most important crop is rice, while other important products are peanuts, beans, cassava and tomato.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ LE «DAHALOÏSME» DANS LE BETSILEO NORD : LE CAS DE LA COMMUNE RURALE D’IVATO-CENTRE AMBOSITRA
  2. ^ TROISIEME RECENSEMENT GENERAL DE LA POPULATION ET DE L’HABITATION
  3. ^ "ILO census data". Cornell University. 2002. Retrieved 2008-05-13.

Coordinates: 20°37′S 47°12′E / 20.617°S 47.200°E / -20.617; 47.200