Ambatonikonilahy

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Ambatonikonilahy
Ambatonikonilahy is located in Madagascar
Ambatonikonilahy
Ambatonikonilahy
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 19°43′S 46°56′E / 19.717°S 46.933°E / -19.717; 46.933
Country  Madagascar
Region Vakinankaratra
District Betafo
Elevation[1] 2,024 m (6,640 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 18,000
 • Ethnicities Merina
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Ambatonikonilahy is a town and commune in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Betafo, which is a part of Vakinankaratra Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 18,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Only primary schooling is available. The majority 85% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 15% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crops are potatoes and fruits, while other important agricultural products are vegetables, maize and sweet potatoes.[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°43′S 46°56′E / 19.717°S 46.933°E / -19.717; 46.933