Antanimena

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Antanimena
Antanimena is located in Madagascar
Antanimena
Antanimena
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 23°33′S 44°6′E / 23.550°S 44.100°E / -23.550; 44.100
Country  Madagascar
Region Atsimo-Andrefana
District Toliara II
Elevation[1] 146 m (479 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 4,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Antanimena is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Toliara II, which is a part of Atsimo-Andrefana Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 4,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Primary and junior level secondary education are available in town. The majority 50% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 42% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crops are sweet potatos and cowpeas, while other important agricultural products are other peas and maize. Services provide employment for 6% of the population. 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 2008-03-13. 

Coordinates: 23°33′S 44°6′E / 23.550°S 44.100°E / -23.550; 44.100