Ambalavao

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Ambalavao
The town centre of Ambalavao as of November 2007
The town centre of Ambalavao as of November 2007
Coat of arms of Ambalavao
Coat of arms
Ambalavao is located in Madagascar
Ambalavao
Ambalavao
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 21°50′S 46°56′E / 21.833°S 46.933°E / -21.833; 46.933
Country  Madagascar
Province Haute Matsiatra
Population (2001)[1]
 • Total 30,000
 • Ethnicities Betsileo
Climate Cwa

Ambalavao [amˌbalaˈvaw] is a city (commune urbaine) in Madagascar, in the Haute Matsiatra region. The city is in the most southern part of the Central Highlands, near the city of Fianarantsoa.

The Anja Community Reserve, situated about 12 km south of Ambalavao, is a small community-based reserve created to preserve and manage local natural resources.

Geography[edit]

Ambalavao is situated at the Route Nationale No. 7 Fianarantsoa-Ihosy-Tuléar at 160 km from Ihosy and 56 km from Fianarantsoa.[2]

Climate[edit]

Ambalavao has a humid subtropical climate (Köppen: Cwa).

Climate data for Ambalavao
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Daily mean °C (°F) 22.1
(71.8)
21.9
(71.4)
21.4
(70.5)
20.3
(68.5)
18.1
(64.6)
16.0
(60.8)
15.1
(59.2)
15.9
(60.6)
17.8
(64)
20.2
(68.4)
21.6
(70.9)
22.0
(71.6)
19.4
(66.9)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 260
(10.24)
169
(6.65)
153
(6.02)
27
(1.06)
16
(0.63)
18
(0.71)
14
(0.55)
15
(0.59)
19
(0.75)
34
(1.34)
112
(4.41)
234
(9.21)
1,071
(42.16)
Source: Climate-Data.org[3]

Transports[edit]

The city is served by Ambalavao Airport.

International relations[edit]

Twin towns - Sister cities[edit]

Ambalavao is twinned with:

See also[edit]

Coordinates: 21°50′S 46°56′E / 21.833°S 46.933°E / -21.833; 46.933

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Commune Census of by the Ilo program of Cornell University in collaboration with FOFIFA and INSTAT
  2. ^ Atlas Mondial, France Loisir, page 159
  3. ^ "Climate:Ambalavao". Climate-Data.org. Retrieved 11 April 2014.