Ambatondrazaka Suburbaine

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Ambatondrazaka Suburbaine
Ambatondrazaka Suburbaine is located in Madagascar
Ambatondrazaka Suburbaine
Ambatondrazaka Suburbaine
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 17°54′S 48°29′E / 17.900°S 48.483°E / -17.900; 48.483
Country  Madagascar
Region Alaotra-Mangoro
District Ambatondrazaka
Elevation[1] 939 m (3,081 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 20,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Ambatondrazaka Suburbaine is a town and rural commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in Madagascar. It located close to the town Ambatondrazaka and belongs to the district of Ambatondrazaka, which is a part of Alaotra-Mangoro Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 20,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Only primary schooling is available. It is also a site of industrial-scale mining. The majority 82% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 6% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are beans, maize and cassava. Industry and services provide employment for 0.5% and 3% of the population, respectively. Additionally fishing employs 8.5% 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°54′S 48°29′E / 17.900°S 48.483°E / -17.900; 48.483