Sambava

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To be distinguished from Sambava District.
Sambava
Sambava Beach
Sambava Beach
Coat of arms of Sambava
Coat of arms
Sambava is located in Madagascar
Sambava
Sambava
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 14°16′S 50°10′E / 14.267°S 50.167°E / -14.267; 50.167
Country  Madagascar
Region Sava
District Sambava
Population (2001)[1]
 • Total 40,000
 • Ethnicities Betsimisaraka
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Sambava [samˈbav] is a city and commune (commune urbaine; Malagasy: kaominina) at the east coast of northern Madagascar. It is the capital of Sambava District and Sava Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 40,000 in 2001 commune census.[1]

Infrastructure[edit]

Sambava is located at the Route Nationale 5B Ambilobe - Antalaha and also disposes of a local, regional airport. In addition to primary schooling the town offers secondary education at both junior and senior levels. The town provides access to hospital services to its citizens.[1]

Economy[edit]

Farming and raising livestock provides employment for 45% and 0.5% of the working population. The most important crop is vanilla, while other important products are coconut and rice. Industry and services provide employment for 0.5% and 53.5% of the population, respectively. Additionally fishing employs 0.5% of the population.[1]

Sambava disposes of white, sandy beaches with several hotels. The Marojejy National Park is close to Sambava on the road to Andapa.


Climate[edit]

Climate data for Sambava
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 31
(88)
31
(88)
31
(88)
30
(86)
29
(84)
27
(81)
26
(79)
26
(79)
27
(81)
28
(82)
29
(84)
30
(86)
29
(84)
Daily mean °C (°F) 26
(79)
26
(79)
26
(79)
26
(79)
24
(75)
23
(73)
21
(70)
21
(70)
23
(73)
22
(72)
24
(75)
25
(77)
24
(75)
Average low °C (°F) 23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(73)
22
(72)
21
(70)
19
(66)
18
(64)
18
(64)
19
(66)
20
(68)
21
(70)
22
(72)
21
(70)
Rainfall mm (inches) 342
(13.46)
257
(10.12)
284
(11.18)
227
(8.94)
183
(7.2)
183
(7.2)
176
(6.93)
195
(7.68)
100
(3.94)
109
(4.29)
132
(5.2)
219
(8.62)
2,407
(94.76)
Avg. rainy days (≥ 1 mm) 16 14 16 15 14 14 17 18 13 13 13 15 178
Mean monthly sunshine hours 222 218 216 215 222 191 191 201 215 243 230 240 2,604
Source: The Weather Network[2]

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "ILO census data". Cornell University. 2002. Retrieved 2008-02-23. 
  2. ^ "Climate Statistics for Sambava, Madagascar (1961-1990)". Retrieved February 25, 2012. 

Coordinates: 14°16′S 50°10′E / 14.267°S 50.167°E / -14.267; 50.167