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Ambaliha is located in Madagascar
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 14°28′S 48°18′E / 14.467°S 48.300°E / -14.467; 48.300
Country  Madagascar
Region Sofia
District Analalava
Elevation[1] 269 m (883 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 12,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Ambaliha is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Analalava, which is a part of Sofia Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 12,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Primary and junior level secondary education are available in town. The majority 72% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 25% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are coffee and pepper. Services provide employment for 1% of the population. 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 2008-02-29. 

Coordinates: 14°28′S 48°18′E / 14.467°S 48.300°E / -14.467; 48.300