Ambalamahasoa

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Ambalamahasoa
Ambalamahasoa is located in Madagascar
Ambalamahasoa
Ambalamahasoa
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 21°14′S 47°7′E / 21.233°S 47.117°E / -21.233; 47.117
Country  Madagascar
Region Haute Matsiatra
District Fianarantsoa II
Elevation[1] 1,404 m (4,606 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 8,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Ambalamahasoa is a town and commune in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Fianarantsoa II, which is a part of Haute Matsiatra Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 8,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Only primary schooling is available. The majority 91% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 5.5% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crops are maize and rice; also beans is an important agricultural product. Industry and services provide employment for 1.5% and 0.5% of the population, respectively. Additionally fishing employs 1.5% 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 2008-05-01. 

Coordinates: 21°14′S 47°7′E / 21.233°S 47.117°E / -21.233; 47.117