Ambahikily

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Ambahikily
Ambahikily is located in Madagascar
Ambahikily
Ambahikily
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 21°36′S 43°40′E / 21.600°S 43.667°E / -21.600; 43.667
Country  Madagascar
Region Atsimo-Andrefana
District Morombe
Elevation[1] 19 m (62 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 35,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)
Climate Aw

Ambahikily is a town and commune in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Morombe, which is a part of Atsimo-Andrefana Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 35,000 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 13% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are lima beans and cowpeas. Services provide employment for 2% of the population. Additionally fishing employs 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 2008-04-29. 

Coordinates: 21°36′S 43°40′E / 21.600°S 43.667°E / -21.600; 43.667