Ankify

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Coordinates: 13°32′54″S 48°21′19″E / 13.5483°S 48.3553°E / -13.5483; 48.3553

Ankify
Ankify Madagascar (village de Doany).jpg
Ankify is located in Madagascar
Ankify
Ankify
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 13°32′10″S 48°21′15″E / 13.53611°S 48.35417°E / -13.53611; 48.35417
Country Madagascar
Province Antsiranana
Region Diana
District Ambanja
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Ankify is a peninsula located in the district of Ambanja, region of Diana in northern Madagascar.
It is located at 13°32′10″S 48°21′15″E / 13.53611°S 48.35417°E / -13.53611; 48.35417 and faces Nosy Be and Nosy Komba islands. A small harbour allows boardings to these destinations. At its very north end, the village named Doany is bordered by a coral reef.

Access[edit]

A 20 km road, recently refurbished, leads from Ambanja. It meanders through plantations of cocoa, coffee and ylang ylang, crosses the mangroves on a dyke to the port and finishes at the village of Doany. Ankify can be reached by boat from Nosy Be at the docking port or, at high tide, at the village of Doany.

Economy[edit]

The main activity is the port, it is mainly a starting point for freight and passengers to Nosy Be. The coastal villages are home to groups of fishermen whose catches supply the city of Ambanja. The mountain is dotted with small fruit farms. In recent years, thanks to hotels at Doany, tourism becomes a resource for residents.

Tourism[edit]

A few hotels located beyond the port, provide the opportunity to stay on this site still preserved from the hussle of tourism. Visitor can enjoy snorkeling along the coral reef at Doany. This is also the starting point for excursions to the islands and the still wild Ampasindava Bay

Ecology[edit]

It is a hotbed for animal and botanical diversity. One may meet, among other varieties:
Chameleons: variety of Furcifer, especially the famous Furcifer Pardalis
Lemur: mainly the Black Lemur but also the Brown Maki
Sea Turtles: on the coral reef near Doany
Mangrove Dolphins: along the north coast, beyond the port.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ILO census data". Cornell University. 2002. Retrieved 2008-02-13. 
  2. ^ Estimated based on DEM data from Shuttle Radar Topography Mission

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