Ampasinambo

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Ampasinambo
Ampasinambo is located in Madagascar
Ampasinambo
Ampasinambo
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 20°31′S 48°0′E / 20.517°S 48.000°E / -20.517; 48.000
Country  Madagascar
Region Vatovavy-Fitovinany
District Nosy Varika
Elevation[1] 528 m (1,732 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 25,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Ampasinambo is a town and commune in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Nosy Varika, which is a part of Vatovavy-Fitovinany Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 25,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Primary and junior level secondary education are available in town. The majority 99% of the population of the commune are farmers. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are coffee, sugarcane and beans. Services provide employment for 1% of the population.[2]

An airstrip constructed through Mission Aviation Fellowship opened in July 2009.[3]

The highest waterfall of Madagascar, the Sakaleona Falls, is situated at a distance of 18 km from this city.

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 2008-05-03. 
  3. ^ Creating something of lasting value, MAF News (December 2009-February 2010).

Coordinates: 20°31′S 48°0′E / 20.517°S 48.000°E / -20.517; 48.000