Ampisikina

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Ampisikina
Ampisikina is located in Madagascar
Ampisikina
Ampisikina
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 12°56′S 49°48′E / 12.933°S 49.800°E / -12.933; 49.800
Country  Madagascar
Region Sava
District Vohemar
Elevation[1] 25 m (82 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 4,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Ampisikina or Ampisikinana is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in northern Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Vohemar, which is a part of Sava Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 4,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Only primary schooling is available. The majority 81.5% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 3% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are maize and cassava. Industry and services provide employment for 12% and 0.5% of the population, respectively. Additionally fishing employs 3% 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 2008-02-25. 

Coordinates: 12°56′S 49°48′E / 12.933°S 49.800°E / -12.933; 49.800