Ankaramy Be

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Ankaramy Be
Ankaramy Be is located in Madagascar
Ankaramy Be
Ankaramy Be
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 13°59′S 48°12′E / 13.983°S 48.200°E / -13.983; 48.200
Country  Madagascar
Region Sofia
District Analalava
Elevation[1] 302 m (991 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 23,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Ankaramy Be (also Ankaramy or Ankaramibe) is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Analalava, which is a part of Sofia Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 23,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Primary and junior level secondary education are available in town. The majority 90% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 9% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are coffee and pepper. Services provide employment for 1% of the population.[2]

Ankaramy Be is the type locality of a type of volcanic rock called ankaramite.

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 2008-02-29. 

Coordinates: 13°59′S 48°12′E / 13.983°S 48.200°E / -13.983; 48.200