Androka

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Androka
Androka is located in Madagascar
Androka
Androka
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 25°7′S 44°27′E / 25.117°S 44.450°E / -25.117; 44.450
Country  Madagascar
Region Atsimo-Andrefana
District Ampanihy
Elevation[1] 177 m (581 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 15,000
 • Ethnicities Mahafaly
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Androka is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in southwestern Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Ampanihy, which is a part of Atsimo-Andrefana Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 15,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Primary and junior level secondary education are available in town. The majority 80% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 5% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crop is maize, while other important products are cassava and sweet potatos. Services provide employment for 5% of the population. Additionally fishing employs 10% 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 2008-03-11. 

Coordinates: 25°7′S 44°27′E / 25.117°S 44.450°E / -25.117; 44.450