Ambakireny

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Ambakireny
Ambakireny is located in Madagascar
Ambakireny
Ambakireny
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 17°40′S 47°51′E / 17.667°S 47.850°E / -17.667; 47.850
Country  Madagascar
Region Betsiboka
District Tsaratanana
Elevation[1] 882 m (2,894 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 13,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Ambakireny is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Tsaratanana, which is a part of Betsiboka Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 13,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Primary and junior level secondary education are available in town. The majority 54% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 44% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are peanuts and sugarcane. 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 2008-03-05. 

Coordinates: 17°40′S 47°51′E / 17.667°S 47.850°E / -17.667; 47.850