Diana Region

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Coats of Arms of Region Diana

Diana is a region in Madagascar. The region is the most northerly part of the island. It borders the adjacent regions of Sava in the south and Sofia in the west. It covers an area of 19,266 km2., and had an estimated population of 485,800 in 2004. The regional capital is Antsiranana (also known as Diego Suarez).

Geography[edit]

Districts[edit]

The Diana region is divided into 5 districts:

Rivers[edit]

The main rivers of the Diana region are:

Nature Reserves & Visitors attraction[edit]

In Diana are situated the following National Parks, Reserves and Visitors attractions:

Transport[edit]

Economy[edit]

Fishery[edit]

Antsiranana is an important tuna fishing port. There is also a tuna canning factory. Other important fishery products are shrimps (2.813.291 kg. exported in 2002) and sea cucumber.

Agriculture[edit]

Main crops are:

There are also important productions of essential oils (mainly Ylang Ylang but also Palmarosa, Vetyver and Basil) on 2465 ha in the regions of Nosy Be and Ambanja .

  • Cattle raising: in 2002 the region counted: 308.530 bovines, 53.980 porcs, 2.840 sheeps and 44.520 goats.

Mining[edit]

Pozzolana, Lime, Gold, Sapphire, Graphite, Lead, Zinc, Corundum, Amethyst, Garnet, Zircon, Cordierite, Quartz, Beryl and Ilmenite are extracted in the region.

References[edit]

(French) Monographie de la Région Diana

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 12°16′12″S 49°16′48″E / 12.27000°S 49.28000°E / -12.27000; 49.28000