Ambatosoratra

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Ambatosoratra
Ambatosoratra is located in Madagascar
Ambatosoratra
Ambatosoratra
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 17°37′S 48°31′E / 17.617°S 48.517°E / -17.617; 48.517
Country  Madagascar
Region Alaotra-Mangoro
District Ambatondrazaka
Elevation[1] 800 m (2,600 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 20,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)
Climate Cwa

Ambatosoratra is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in Madagascar. It 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]

Primary and junior level secondary education are available in town. Farming and raising livestock provides employment for 42% and 15% of the working population. The most important crops are rice and onions, while other important agricultural products are beans, cassava, sweet potatoes and tomato. Industry and services provide employment for 1% and 17% of the population, respectively. Additionally fishing employs 25% 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°37′S 48°31′E / 17.617°S 48.517°E / -17.617; 48.517