Nosy Ambositra

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Nosy Ambositra
Nosy Ambositra is located in Madagascar
Nosy Ambositra
Nosy Ambositra
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 21°55′S 43°58′E / 21.917°S 43.967°E / -21.917; 43.967
Country  Madagascar
Region Atsimo-Andrefana
District Morombe
Elevation[1] 65 m (213 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 7,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Nosy Ambositra is a town and commune in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Morombe, which is a part of Atsimo-Andrefana Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 7,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Nosy Ambositra is served by a local airport. Only primary schooling is available. The majority 90% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 5% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crop is lima beans, while other important products are cassava, sweet potatoes and rice. Services provide employment for 1% of the population. Additionally fishing employs 4% 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 2008-04-29. 

Coordinates: 21°55′S 43°58′E / 21.917°S 43.967°E / -21.917; 43.967