Amboasary, Moramanga

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Amboasary Gara
Amboasary Gara is located in Madagascar
Amboasary Gara
Amboasary Gara
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 18°26′S 48°16′E / 18.433°S 48.267°E / -18.433; 48.267
Country  Madagascar
Region Alaotra-Mangoro
District Moramanga
Elevation[1] 907 m (2,976 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 12,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Amboasary (also Amboasary Gara) is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Moramanga, which is a part of Alaotra-Mangoro Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 12,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Primary and junior level secondary education are available in town. The majority 60% of the population of the commune are farmers. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are cassava and taro. Industry and services provide employment for 8% and 22% of the population, respectively. Additionally fishing employs 10% of the population.[2]

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ Estimated based on DEM data from Shuttle Radar Topography Mission
  2. ^ a b c "ILO census data". Cornell University. 2002. Retrieved 2008-03-24. 

Coordinates: 18°26′S 48°16′E / 18.433°S 48.267°E / -18.433; 48.267