Ankaramena, Taolanaro

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Ankaramena
Ankaramena is located in Madagascar
Ankaramena
Ankaramena
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 25°1′S 46°45′E / 25.017°S 46.750°E / -25.017; 46.750
Country  Madagascar
Region Anosy
District Taolanaro
Elevation[1] 37 m (121 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 13,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Ankaramena is a town and commune in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Taolanaro, which is a part of Anosy Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 13,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Only primary schooling is available. The majority 67% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 13% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crops are sweet potatoes and rice, while other important agricultural products are beans and cassava. Industry and services provide employment for 2% and 10% of the population, respectively. Additionally fishing employs 8% 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 2008-05-04. 

Coordinates: 25°1′S 46°45′E / 25.017°S 46.750°E / -25.017; 46.750