Ampahana

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Ampahana
Ampahana is located in Madagascar
Ampahana
Ampahana
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 14°45′S 50°13′E / 14.750°S 50.217°E / -14.750; 50.217
Country  Madagascar
Region Sava
District Antalaha
Population (2001)[1]
 • Total 25,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Ampahana 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 Ampahana was 25,000.[1]

Only primary schooling is available in town. The majority 85% of the population are farmers, while an additional 2% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crop is vanilla, while other important products are pineapple, coffee and rice. Industry and services provide employment for 3% and 5% of the population, respectively. 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: 14°45′S 50°13′E / 14.750°S 50.217°E / -14.750; 50.217