Antsirabe, Ambanja

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Antsirabe
Antsirabe is located in Madagascar
Antsirabe
Antsirabe
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 13°52′S 48°12′E / 13.867°S 48.200°E / -13.867; 48.200
Country  Madagascar
Region Diana
District Ambanja
Elevation[1] 144 m (472 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 3,405
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Antsirabe is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Ambanja, which is a part of Diana Region. According to 2001 commune census the population of Antsirabe was 3,405.[2]

Only primary schooling is available in town. The majority 90% of the population are farmers, while an additional 1.5% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crops are rice and coffee, while other important agricultural products are seeds of catechu and pepper. Services provide employment for 0.5% of the population. 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 2008-02-13. 

Coordinates: 13°52′S 48°12′E / 13.867°S 48.200°E / -13.867; 48.200