Betsiboka

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Betsiboka Region
Region
Location in Madagascar
Location in Madagascar
Country  Madagascar
Capital Maevatanana
Area[1]
 • Total 30,025 km2 (11,593 sq mi)
Population (2004)[1]
 • Total 236,500
 • Density 7.9/km2 (20/sq mi)
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Betsiboka is a region of Madagascar. It borders Boeny Region in north, Sofia in northeast, Alaotra-Mangoro in east, Analamanga and Bongolava in south and Melaky in west. The capital of the region is Maevatanana. Until 2009 Betsiboka belonged to Mahajanga Province. The population was estimated to be 236,500 in 2004 within the area of 30,025 km2 (11,593 sq mi). Betsiboka is one of the least densely populated regions in Madagascar.[1]

It is divided into three districts:

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Ralison, Eliane; Goossens, Frans. "Madagascar: Profil des marchés pour les évaluations d’urgence de la sécurité alimentaire" (PDF) (in French). Programme Alimentaire Mondial, Service de l’Evaluation des besoins d’urgence (ODAN). Retrieved 2008-03-01. 

Coordinates: 16°57′00″S 46°49′48″E / 16.95000°S 46.83000°E / -16.95000; 46.83000