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Ambodisakoana is located in Madagascar
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 15°25′S 47°56′E / 15.417°S 47.933°E / -15.417; 47.933
Country  Madagascar
Region Sofia
District Boriziny
Elevation[1] 38 m (125 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 13,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Ambodisakoana is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Boriziny, which is a part of Sofia Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 13,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Ambodisakoana has a riverine harbour. Only primary schooling is available. The majority 95% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 4.5% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crop is tobacco, while other important products are cotton, cassava and rice. Additionally fishing employs 0.5% 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 2008-03-02. 

Coordinates: 15°25′S 47°56′E / 15.417°S 47.933°E / -15.417; 47.933