Ampitatsimo

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Ampitatsimo
Ampitatsimo is located in Madagascar
Ampitatsimo
Ampitatsimo
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 17°47′S 48°23′E / 17.783°S 48.383°E / -17.783; 48.383
Country  Madagascar
Region Alaotra-Mangoro
District Ambatondrazaka
Elevation[1] 761 m (2,497 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 13,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Ampitatsimo (also Ampitasimo) is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Ambatondrazaka, which is a part of Alaotra-Mangoro Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 13,000 in a 2001 commune census.[2]

Primary and junior level secondary education are available in town. The majority 95% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 1.5% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are beans, maize and sweet potatoes. Services provide employment for 0.5% of the population. Additionally fishing employs 3% 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 2008-03-06. 

Coordinates: 17°47′S 48°23′E / 17.783°S 48.383°E / -17.783; 48.383