Ambatomena, Antsirabe II

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Ambatomena is located in Madagascar
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 19°51′S 47°15′E / 19.850°S 47.250°E / -19.850; 47.250
Country  Madagascar
Region Vakinankaratra
District Antsirabe II
Elevation[1] 1,734 m (5,689 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 19,000
 • Ethnicities Merina
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Ambatomena is a town and commune in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Antsirabe II, which is a part of Vakinankaratra Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 19,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Primary and junior level secondary education are available in town. It is also a site of industrial-scale mining. The majority 87.8% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 10% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crops are rice and fruits, while other important agricultural products are beans, maize and potatoes. Industry and services provide employment for 0.2% and 2% of the population, respectively.[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 2008-04-22. 

Coordinates: 19°51′S 47°15′E / 19.850°S 47.250°E / -19.850; 47.250