Ivato, Ambositra

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Ivato
Ivato is located in Madagascar
Ivato
Ivato
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 20°37′S 47°12′E / 20.617°S 47.200°E / -20.617; 47.200
Country  Madagascar
Region Amoron'i Mania
District Ambositra
Elevation[1] 1,499 m (4,918 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 15,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Ivato is a town and commune in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Ambositra, which is a part of Amoron'i Mania Region.

Geography[edit]

This town lies at the intersection of the Route nationale 35 to Morondava and the Route nationale 7 from Antananarivo to Fianarantsoa.

The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 15,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Primary and junior level secondary education are available in town. The majority 75% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 15% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are peanuts, beans, cassava and tomato. Services provide employment for 10% 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 2008-05-13. 

Coordinates: 20°37′S 47°12′E / 20.617°S 47.200°E / -20.617; 47.200