Amboavory

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Amboavory
Amboavory is located in Madagascar
Amboavory
Amboavory
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 17°18′S 48°30′E / 17.300°S 48.500°E / -17.300; 48.500
Country  Madagascar
Region Alaotra-Mangoro
District Amparafaravola
Elevation[1] 790 m (2,590 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 23,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Amboavory is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Amparafaravola, which is a part of Alaotra-Mangoro Region. It is situated on the northern banks of Lake Alaotra. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 23,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Primary and junior level secondary education are available in town. The majority 90% of the population of the commune are farmers. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are sugarcane and cassava. Industry and services provide both employment for 2% of the population. Additionally fishing employs 6% of the population.[2]

Transport[edit]

The district is linked to Moramanga by the Route nationale 44 (Moramanga - Ambatondrazaka - Imerimandroso - Amboavory (228 km)).

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 2008-03-24. 

Coordinates: 17°18′S 48°30′E / 17.300°S 48.500°E / -17.300; 48.500