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Ankisatra is located in Madagascar
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 18°14′S 44°9′E / 18.233°S 44.150°E / -18.233; 44.150
Country  Madagascar
Region Melaky
District Maintirano
Elevation[1] 15 m (49 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 3,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Ankisatra is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in western Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Maintirano, which is a part of Melaky Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 3,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Only primary schooling is available. The majority 90% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 2% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crops are coconuts and rice; also bananas are an important agricultural product. Additionally fishing employs 8% of the population.[2]

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 2008-03-04. 

Coordinates: 18°14′S 44°9′E / 18.233°S 44.150°E / -18.233; 44.150