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Atsimo-Atsinanana (South East) is a region in Madagascar, with its capital in Farafangana.

The region extends along the southern part of the east coast of Madagascar. It is bordered by Vatovavy-Fitovinany and Haute Matsiatra (North), Ihorombe (West) and Anosy (South).

The estimated population in the region as of 2004 was 621,200,[1] but had grown to an estimate of 851,545 by 2011.[2] It is among the poorest regions in the country, with a poverty rate of 83.9% according to a 2005 government report.[3]

The region was previously part of the Fianarantsoa Province, and contains five districts: Befotaka Sud District (chief city: Befotaka), Farafangana District (Farafangana), Midongy-Atsimo, Vangaindrano District (Vangaindrano), and Vondrozo District (Vondrozo).[4]



  1. ^ "Madagascar: Profil des marchés pour les évaluations d’urgence de la sécurité alimentaire" (PDF) (in French). Retrieved 2008-02-24. 
  2. ^ Geohive, population data from INSTAT, Retrieved 18 August 2014
  3. ^ Republic of Madagascar: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper Annual Progress Report, International Monetary Fund (August 2006) (IMF Country Report No. 06/303) (poverty data is from 2005 Periodic Household Survey conducted by the Institut National de la Statistique de Madagascar (INSTAT))
  4. ^ Rapport de mise en oeuvre des Priorites Regionales - Region Atsimo Atsinanana (2010) (pdf includes district and commune map)

Coordinates: 22°49′08″S 47°49′48″E / 22.819°S 47.83°E / -22.819; 47.83