Ambia, Ihosy

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Not to be confused with Ambia, Mahabo.
Ambia is located in Madagascar
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 22°22′S 46°11′E / 22.367°S 46.183°E / -22.367; 46.183
Country  Madagascar
Region Ihorombe
District Ihosy
Elevation[1] 699 m (2,293 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 5,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Ambia is a town and commune in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Ihosy, which is a part of Ihorombe Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 5,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Only primary schooling is available. The majority 90% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 9% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are vegetables and tomato. Services provide employment for 1% 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 2008-04-24. 

Coordinates: 22°22′S 46°11′E / 22.367°S 46.183°E / -22.367; 46.183