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Ambalajia is located in Madagascar
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 17°29′S 46°7′E / 17.483°S 46.117°E / -17.483; 46.117
Country  Madagascar
Region Betsiboka
District Maevatanana
Elevation[1] 232 m (761 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 9,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Ambalajia is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Maevatanana, which is a part of Betsiboka Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 9,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Only primary schooling is available. The majority 94% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 4% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crops are rice and peanuts; also cowpeas are an important agricultural product. Additionally fishing employs 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 2008-03-05. 

Coordinates: 17°29′S 46°7′E / 17.483°S 46.117°E / -17.483; 46.117