Ambinany

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Ambinany
Ambinany is located in Madagascar
Ambinany
Ambinany
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 22°37′S 44°51′E / 22.617°S 44.850°E / -22.617; 44.850
Country  Madagascar
Region Atsimo-Andrefana
District Sakaraha
Elevation[1] 629 m (2,064 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 5,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Ambinany is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Sakaraha, which is a part of Atsimo-Andrefana Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 5,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Primary and junior level secondary education are available in town. The majority 55% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 43% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are maize and cassava. Services provide employment for 1% of the population. Additionally fishing employs 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 2008-03-25. 

Coordinates: 22°37′S 44°51′E / 22.617°S 44.850°E / -22.617; 44.850