Ankarangona

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Ankarangona
Ankarangona is located in Madagascar
Ankarangona
Ankarangona
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 12°39′S 49°26′E / 12.650°S 49.433°E / -12.650; 49.433
Country  Madagascar
Region Diana
District Antsiranana II
Elevation[1] 70 m (230 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 5,610
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Ankarangona is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Antsiranana II, which is a part of Diana Region. According to 2001 census the population of Ankarangona was 5,610.[2]

Only primary schooling is available in town. The majority 95% of the population are farmers, while an additional 3.5% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crops are rice and tomatoes; also cucumber is an important agricultural product. Services provide employment for 0.5% of the population. Additionally fishing employs 1% 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 2008-02-13. 

Coordinates: 12°39′S 49°26′E / 12.650°S 49.433°E / -12.650; 49.433