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Ambolofoty is located in Madagascar
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 23°32′S 43°52′E / 23.533°S 43.867°E / -23.533; 43.867
Country  Madagascar
Region Atsimo-Andrefana
District Toliara II
Elevation[1] 38 m (125 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 8,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Ambolofoty is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Toliara II, which is a part of Atsimo-Andrefana Region. The town is situated at the Onilahy River. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 8,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Only primary schooling is available. The majority 66% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 30% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crop is sweet potatoes, while other important products are maize, lima beans and cowpeas. Services provide employment for 2% of the population. Additionally fishing employs 2% 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 2008-03-13. 

Coordinates: 23°32′S 43°52′E / 23.533°S 43.867°E / -23.533; 43.867