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Ambila is located in Madagascar
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 21°59′S 47°57′E / 21.983°S 47.950°E / -21.983; 47.950
Country  Madagascar
Region Vatovavy-Fitovinany
District Manakara
Elevation[1] 13 m (43 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 17,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)
Climate Af

Ambila is a town and commune in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Manakara, which is a part of Vatovavy-Fitovinany Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 17,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Only primary schooling is available. Farming and raising livestock provides employment for 40% and 37% of the working population. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are lychee and cassava. Services provide employment for 3% of the population. Additionally fishing employs 20% 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 2008-05-03. 

Coordinates: 21°59′S 47°57′E / 21.983°S 47.950°E / -21.983; 47.950