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).
The Diana region is divided into 5 districts:
- Antsiranana I (the city of Antsiranana)
- Antsiranana II (the rural area surrounding the city)
- Nosy Be (the island of Nosy Be)
The main rivers of the Diana region are:
Nature Reserves & Visitors attraction
In Diana are situated the following National Parks, Reserves and Visitors attractions:
- Amber Mountain National Park
- Analamerana Reserve
- Ankarana Reserve
- Lokobe Reserve
- Manongarivo Reserve
- Tsaratanana Reserve
- Tsingy Rouge
- Seaports in Antsiranana and Nosy Be
- 2 regional airport Arrachart Airport (Antsiranana) and Fascene Airport in Nosy Be.
- 2 local airports in Ambanja and Ambilobe.
- The region is crossed by the paved Route Nationale 6 (Antsiranana - Ambilobe - Ambanja) and the unpaved Route Nationale 5a from Ambilobe to Vohemar.
Main crops are:
- subsistence agriculture: 75.510 ha (67% of the cultivated area): rice, manioc, corn, beans, sweet potato & potato.
- cash crops: 21.560 ha (19% of the cultivated area): coffee, pepper, cacao and vanilla.
- industrial crops: 15.420 ha (13% of the cultivated area): sugar cane, peanuts and cotton.
- Cattle raising: in 2002 the region counted: 308.530 bovines, 53.980 porcs, 2.840 sheeps and 44.520 goats.
(French) Monographie de la Région Diana
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