Ampanihy, Mahabo

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Ampanihy
Ampanihy is located in Madagascar
Ampanihy
Ampanihy
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 20°35′S 44°44′E / 20.583°S 44.733°E / -20.583; 44.733
Country  Madagascar
Region Menabe
District Mahabo
Elevation[1] 135 m (443 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 7,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Ampanihy is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Mahabo, which is a part of Menabe Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 7,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Only primary schooling is available. It is also a site of industrial-scale mining. The majority 89% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 10% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are cassava and sweet potatoes. Industry and services provide both employment for 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 2008-03-10. 

Coordinates: 20°35′S 44°44′E / 20.583°S 44.733°E / -20.583; 44.733