Joffreville

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Joffreville
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Joffreville is located in Madagascar
Joffreville
Joffreville
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 12°29′S 49°12′E / 12.483°S 49.200°E / -12.483; 49.200
Country  Madagascar
Region Diana
District Antsiranana II
Elevation[1] 634 m (2,080 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 5,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Joffreville or Ambohitra is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Antsiranana II, which is a part of Diana Region. According to 2001 commune census the population of Joffreville was 5,000.[2]

Joffreville is served by a local airport. Primary and junior level secondary education are available in town. The majority 90% of the population are farmers, while an additional 8% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crops are lychee and vegetables; also banana is an important agricultural product. Industry and services provide both employment for 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 2008-02-13. 

Coordinates: 12°29′S 49°12′E / 12.483°S 49.200°E / -12.483; 49.200