Ampitana

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Ampitana
Ampitana is located in Madagascar
Ampitana
Ampitana
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 21°8′S 47°13′E / 21.133°S 47.217°E / -21.133; 47.217
Country  Madagascar
Region Haute Matsiatra
District Ambohimahasoa
Elevation[1] 1,189 m (3,901 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 10,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Ampitana is a town and commune in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Ambohimahasoa, which is a part of Haute Matsiatra Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 10,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Only primary schooling is available. The majority 95% of the population of the commune are farmers. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are peanuts, beans, cassava and sweet potatoes. Services provide employment for 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 2008-05-01. 

Coordinates: 21°8′S 47°13′E / 21.133°S 47.217°E / -21.133; 47.217