Ambalabe, Antalaha

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Ambalabe
Ambalabe is located in Madagascar
Ambalabe
Ambalabe
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 15°10′S 50°25′E / 15.167°S 50.417°E / -15.167; 50.417
Country  Madagascar
Region Sava
District Antalaha
Population (2001)[1]
 • Total 16,250
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Ambalabe is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in northern Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Antalaha, which is a part of Sava Region. According to 2001 commune census the population of Ambalabe was 16,250.[1]

Ambalabe has a riverine harbour. The majority 80% of the population are farmers, while an additional 13% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crop is vanilla, while other important products are sugarcane and rice. Services provide employment for 2% of the population. Additionally fishing employs 5% of the population.[1]

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "ILO census data". Cornell University. 2002. Retrieved 2008-02-15. 

Coordinates: 15°10′S 50°25′E / 15.167°S 50.417°E / -15.167; 50.417