Amparafaravola

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Amparafaravola
Amparafaravola is located in Madagascar
Amparafaravola
Amparafaravola
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 17°35′S 48°13′E / 17.583°S 48.217°E / -17.583; 48.217
Country  Madagascar
Region Alaotra-Mangoro
District Amparafaravola
Elevation[1] 792 m (2,598 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 47,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Amparafaravola is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Amparafaravola, which is a part of Alaotra-Mangoro Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 47,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

In addition to primary schooling, the town offers secondary education at both junior and senior levels. The town provides access to hospital services for its citizens. Over 80% of the population of the commune are farmers and 10% receive their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crop is rice. Other important agricultural products include maize and cassava. Industry and services provide employment for 1% and 8% of the population, respectively. Additionally, fishing employs 1% 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: 17°35′S 48°13′E / 17.583°S 48.217°E / -17.583; 48.217