Antonibe

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Antonibe
Antonibe is located in Madagascar
Antonibe
Antonibe
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 15°7′S 47°24′E / 15.117°S 47.400°E / -15.117; 47.400
Country  Madagascar
Region Sofia
District Analalava
Elevation[1] 17 m (56 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 24,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Antonibe is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Analalava, which is a part of Sofia Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 24,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Antonibe is served by a local airport and riverine harbour. Primary and junior level secondary education are available in town. The majority 60% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 20% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are coconuts and cassava. Services provide employment for 5% of the population. Additionally fishing employs 15% 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 2008-02-29. 

Coordinates: 15°7′S 47°24′E / 15.117°S 47.400°E / -15.117; 47.400