Antseza

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Antseza
Antseza is located in Madagascar
Antseza
Antseza
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 16°13′S 45°52′E / 16.217°S 45.867°E / -16.217; 45.867
Country  Madagascar
Region Boeny
District Mitsinjo
Elevation[1] 31 m (102 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 9,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Antseza is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Mitsinjo, which is a part of Boeny Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 9,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Antseza has a riverine harbour. Only primary schooling is available. The majority 75% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 5% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crops are rice and raffia palm, while other important agricultural products are bananas and cassava. Services provide employment for 1% of the population. Additionally fishing employs 19% 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 2008-03-03. 

Coordinates: 16°13′S 45°52′E / 16.217°S 45.867°E / -16.217; 45.867