Antakasina

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Antakasina
Antakasina is located in Madagascar
Antakasina
Antakasina
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 19°32′S 47°46′E / 19.533°S 47.767°E / -19.533; 47.767
Country  Madagascar
Region Vakinankaratra
District Ambatolampy
Elevation[1] 1,599 m (5,246 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 14,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Antakasina is a town and commune in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Ambatolampy, which is a part of Vakinankaratra Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 14,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Only primary schooling is available. It is also a site of industrial-scale mining. The majority 98% of the population of the commune are farmers. The most important crops are rice and potatoes; also maize is an important agricultural product. Industry and services provide employment for 1.75% and 0.25% of the population, respectively.[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 2008-04-22. 

Coordinates: 19°32′S 47°46′E / 19.533°S 47.767°E / -19.533; 47.767