Ambolidibe Est

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Ambolidibe Est
Ambolidibe Est is located in Madagascar
Ambolidibe Est
Ambolidibe Est
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 15°6′S 48°48′E / 15.100°S 48.800°E / -15.100; 48.800
Country  Madagascar
Region Sofia
District Befandriana-Nord
Elevation[1] 835 m (2,740 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 17,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Ambolidibe (also known as Ambolidibe Est or Ambolidibe Atsinanana) is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Befandriana-Nord, which is a part of Sofia Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 17,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Only primary schooling is available. The majority 99% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 0.5% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crops are rice and vanilla; also coffee is an important agricultural product. Services provide employment for 0.5% 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 2008-03-01. 

Coordinates: 15°6′S 48°48′E / 15.100°S 48.800°E / -15.100; 48.800