Ambatondrazaka

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Ambatondrazaka
Coat of arms of Ambatondrazaka
Coat of arms
Ambatondrazaka is located in Madagascar
Ambatondrazaka
Ambatondrazaka
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 17°50′0″S 48°25′0″E / 17.83333°S 48.41667°E / -17.83333; 48.41667
Country  Madagascar
Region Alaotra-Mangoro
District Ambatondrazaka
Climate Cwa

Ambatondrazaka [amˌbatuɳɖʐaˈzakə̥] is a city (commune urbaine) in Madagascar

Ambatondrazaka is also the capital of the Alaotra-Mangoro region and the Ambatondrazaka District.

Geography[edit]

The city is situated south of Alaotra, the greatest lake in Madagascar.

History[edit]

The oral history states the town was founded by Randriambololona and children. The recorded history of the town begins with Radama I of Madagascar.

Religion[edit]

The city is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Ambatondrazaka.

Transport[edit]

The city is at the MLA (Moramanga-Lac Alaotra) railway. There is also an airport.

The Route nationale 44 links the city with Moramanga (at 158 km)[1] in the south and Imerimandroso - Amboavory.

Education[edit]

The local French international school is École française du lac Alaotra.[2]

Population[edit]

Coordinates: 17°50′S 48°25′E / 17.833°S 48.417°E / -17.833; 48.417

Demographic change
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
67 307 69 189 71 855 73026 75675
Source : PCD of the CU of Ambatondrazaka

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