Ambohitsimanova

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Ambohitsimanova
Ambohitsimanova is located in Madagascar
Ambohitsimanova
Ambohitsimanova
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 19°57′S 47°7′E / 19.950°S 47.117°E / -19.950; 47.117
Country  Madagascar
Region Vakinankaratra
District Antsirabe II
Elevation[1] 1,574 m (5,164 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 17,000
 • Ethnicities Merina
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Ambohitsimanova is a town and commune in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Antsirabe II, which is a part of Vakinankaratra Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 17,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Only primary schooling is available. The majority 95% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 5% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are maize and potatoes.[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 2008-04-22. 

Coordinates: 19°57′S 47°7′E / 19.950°S 47.117°E / -19.950; 47.117