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Ampataka is a town and commune in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Vangaindrano, which is a part of Atsimo-Atsinanana Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 19,000 in 2001 commune census.
Only primary schooling is available. It is also a site of industrial-scale mining. The majority 93% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 1% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crops are cassava and coffee, while other important agricultural products are pepper and rice. Industry and services provide employment for 1% and 5% of the population, respectively.