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Ambarakaraka is located in Madagascar
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 13°30′S 48°52′E / 13.500°S 48.867°E / -13.500; 48.867
Country Flag of Madagascar.svg Madagascar
Region Diana
District Ambilobe
Elevation[1] 63 m (207 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 16,114
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Ambarakaraka is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Ambilobe, which is a part of Diana Region. According to 2001 commune census the population of Ambarakaraka was 16114.[2]

Only primary schooling is available in town. The majority 90% of the population are farmers, while an additional 7% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are coffee, seeds of catechu and pepper. Services provide employment for 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 2008-02-13. 

Coordinates: 13°30′S 48°52′E / 13.500°S 48.867°E / -13.500; 48.867