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Not to be confused with Andapa District, the Malagasy district named after the town.
Andapa is located in Madagascar
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 14°39′S 49°39′E / 14.650°S 49.650°E / -14.650; 49.650
Country  Madagascar
Region Sava
District Andapa
Elevation[1] 530 m (1,740 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 27,618
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Andapa is a town and commune (Malagasy: firaisana) in northern Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Andapa, which is a part of Sava Region. According to 2001 commune census the population of Andapa was 27,618.[2]

In addition to primary schooling the town offers secondary education at both junior and senior levels. It is also a site of industrial-scale mining. The majority 88% of the population are farmers, while an additional 0.5% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are beans, tomatoes and vanilla. Industry and services provide employment for 1.5% and 10% of the population, respectively.[2]


The capital of the Sava Region, Sambava is at a distance of 108 km.[3]


  • The administration office of the Anjanaharibe-Sud Reserve is situated in Andapa. The reserve is at 25 km from this village.

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ Estimated based on DEM data from Shuttle Radar Topography Mission
  2. ^ a b c "ILO census data". Cornell University. 2002. Retrieved 2008-02-15. 
  3. ^ (Madagascar Parks - section: itenery Archived June 12, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.

Coordinates: 14°39′S 49°39′E / 14.650°S 49.650°E / -14.650; 49.650