Ambositra

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Ambositra
Ambositra
View of Ambositra

Ambositra [amˈbusʲʈʂə̥] is a city (commune urbaine) in central Madagascar.

Ambositra is the capital of the Amoron'i Mania region, and of Ambositra District. It is the centre of Madagascar's' wood-carving industry due to the presence of the Zafimaniry tribe, a subgroup of the Betsileo tribe. There are many shops selling wooden boxes, chessboards and figurines.

The Diocese of Ambositra is located in the town, led by Bishop Fidelis Rakotonarivo.

Coordinates: 20°31′S 47°15′E / 20.517°S 47.250°E / -20.517; 47.250