Ambohitralanana

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Ambohitralanana
Ambohitralanana is located in Madagascar
Ambohitralanana
Ambohitralanana
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 15°14′S 50°27′E / 15.233°S 50.450°E / -15.233; 50.450
Country  Madagascar
Region Sava
District Antalaha
Population (2001)[1]
 • Total 17,850
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Ambohitralanana 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 Ambohitralanana was 17,850.[1]

Ambohitralanana has a riverine harbour. Primary and junior level secondary education are available in town. The majority 80% of the population are farmers, while an additional 0.6% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crops are rice and vanilla, while other important agricultural products are cloves and cassava. Industry and services provide employment for 1% and 0.4% of the population, respectively. Additionally fishing employs 18% of the population.[1]

References and notes[edit]

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

Coordinates: 15°14′S 50°27′E / 15.233°S 50.450°E / -15.233; 50.450