Ambatolahy, Miandrivazo

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Ambatolahy
Ambatolahy is located in Madagascar
Ambatolahy
Ambatolahy
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 20°0′S 45°32′E / 20.000°S 45.533°E / -20.000; 45.533
Country  Madagascar
Region Menabe
District Miandrivazo
Elevation[1] 93 m (305 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 10,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)
Climate Aw

Ambatolahy is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Miandrivazo, which is a part of Menabe Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 10,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Primary and junior level secondary education are available in town. The majority 60% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 20% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are beans and maize. Services provide employment for 5% of the population. Additionally fishing employs 15% 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 2008-03-09. 

Coordinates: 20°0′S 45°32′E / 20.000°S 45.533°E / -20.000; 45.533