Ankavandra

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Ankavandra
Ankavandra is located in Madagascar
Ankavandra
Ankavandra
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 18°46′S 45°18′E / 18.767°S 45.300°E / -18.767; 45.300
Country  Madagascar
Region Menabe
District Miandrivazo
Elevation[1] 134 m (440 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 11,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)
Climate Aw

Ankavandra is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Miandrivazo, which is a part of Menabe Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 11,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Ankavandra is served by a local airport. Primary and junior level secondary education are available in town. The majority 50% of the population works in fishing. 25% are farmers, while an additional 20% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are sugarcane and cassava. Services provide employment for 5% of the population.[2]

Ankavandra lies on the Manambolo river, and has a population of estimated at 5000

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 2008-03-09. 

Coordinates: 18°46′20″S 45°17′35″E / 18.77222°S 45.29306°E / -18.77222; 45.29306