Ankofa

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Ankofa
Ankofa is located in Madagascar
Ankofa
Ankofa
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 15°24′S 49°39′E / 15.400°S 49.650°E / -15.400; 49.650
Country  Madagascar
Region Analanjirofo
District Maroantsetra
Elevation[1] 22 m (72 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 18,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Ankofa is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Maroantsetra, which is a part of Analanjirofo Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 18,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Only primary schooling is available. The majority 95% of the population of the commune are farmers. The most important crops are rice and vanilla; also cloves are an important agricultural product. Services provide employment for 5% 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 2008-03-08. 

Coordinates: 15°24′S 49°39′E / 15.400°S 49.650°E / -15.400; 49.650