Ambandrika

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Ambandrika
Ambandrika is located in Madagascar
Ambandrika
Ambandrika
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 17°46′S 48°26′E / 17.767°S 48.433°E / -17.767; 48.433
Country  Madagascar
Region Alaotra-Mangoro
District Ambatondrazaka
Elevation[1] 768 m (2,520 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 7,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)
Climate Cwa

Ambandrika is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Ambatondrazaka, which is a part of Alaotra-Mangoro Region. The population of the town was estimated to be approximately 7000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Only primary schooling is available. The majority 88% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 3% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are beans, maize and tomato. Services provide employment for 6% of the population. Additionally fishing employs 3% 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 2008-03-06. 

Coordinates: 17°46′S 48°26′E / 17.767°S 48.433°E / -17.767; 48.433