Ambakirano

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Ambakirano
Ambakirano is located in Madagascar
Ambakirano
Ambakirano
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 13°26′S 49°12′E / 13.433°S 49.200°E / -13.433; 49.200
Country  Madagascar
Region Diana
District Ambilobe
Elevation[1] 222 m (728 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 16,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Ambakirano is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Ambilobe, which is a part of Diana Region. According to 2001 commune census the population of Ambakirano was 16,000.[2]

Primary and junior level secondary education are available in town. The majority 50% of the population are farmers, while an additional 46% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crops are rice and cotton, while other important agricultural products are seeds of catechu and tobacco. Industry and services provide both employment for 2% 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: 13°26′S 49°12′E / 13.433°S 49.200°E / -13.433; 49.200