Toliara Province

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Map of Madagascar with Toliara highlighted
Map of Madagascar with Toliara highlighted
Coordinates (Capital): 22°45′S 44°15′E / 22.750°S 44.250°E / -22.750; 44.250Coordinates: 22°45′S 44°15′E / 22.750°S 44.250°E / -22.750; 44.250
Country Madagascar
Capital Toliara
 • Total 161,405 km2 (62,319 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 2,229,550
 • Density 14/km2 (36/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+3

Toliara (formerly Toliary or Tuléar) is a former province of Madagascar with an area of 161,405 square kilometres (62,319 sq mi). It had a population of 2,229,550 (July, 2001). Its capital was Toliara. Near Toliara is the "spiny forest".

Toliara Province bordered the following provinces:

Administrative divisions[edit]

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Toliara Province was divided into four regions of Madagascar - Androy, Anosy, Atsimo Andrefana and Menabe. These four regions became the first-level administrative divisions when the provinces were abolished in 2009. They are sub-divided into 21 districts:

Toliara province is rich in minerals.[1] Toliara province was in the news in July 2005 for its mining activity.[2]


  1. ^ List of minerals
  2. ^ McKay, David (19 July 2005). |url= missing title (help). Retrieved 27 February 2013.