Ampasimatera

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Ampasimatera
Ampasimatera is located in Madagascar
Ampasimatera
Ampasimatera
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 15°56′S 47°45′E / 15.933°S 47.750°E / -15.933; 47.750
Country  Madagascar
Region Sofia
District Mampikony
Elevation[1] 52 m (171 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 21,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Ampasimatera is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Mampikony, which is a part of Sofia Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 21,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Primary and junior level secondary education are available in town. The majority 96% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 2% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are cotton and cassava. Services provide employment for 1% of the population. Additionally fishing employs 1% 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°56′S 47°45′E / 15.933°S 47.750°E / -15.933; 47.750