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Ambohitralanana is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in northern Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Antalaha, which is a part of Sava Region. According to 2001 commune census the population of Ambohitralanana was 17,850.
Ambohitralanana has a riverine harbour. Primary and junior level secondary education are available in town. The majority 80% of the population are farmers, while an additional 0.6% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crops are rice and vanilla, while other important agricultural products are cloves and cassava. Industry and services provide employment for 1% and 0.4% of the population, respectively. Additionally fishing employs 18% of the population.
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