Ivoamba

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Ivoamba
Ivoamba is located in Madagascar
Ivoamba
Ivoamba
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 21°24′S 47°10′E / 21.400°S 47.167°E / -21.400; 47.167
Country  Madagascar
Region Haute Matsiatra
District Fianarantsoaii
Elevation[1] 1,089 m (3,573 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 12,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Ivoamba is a town and commune in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Fianarantsoaii, which is a part of Haute Matsiatra Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 12,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

In addition to primary schooling the town offers secondary education at both junior and senior levels. The majority 88% of the population of the commune are farmers. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are beans, maize and cassava. Industry and services provide employment for 8% and 2% of the population, respectively. Additionally fishing employs 2% 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 2008-05-01. 

Coordinates: 21°24′S 47°10′E / 21.400°S 47.167°E / -21.400; 47.167