Antanimasaka, Marovoay

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Antanimasaka is located in Madagascar
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 16°14′S 46°31′E / 16.233°S 46.517°E / -16.233; 46.517
Country Madagascar
Elevation13 m (43 ft)
 • Total8,000
Time zoneUTC3 (EAT)

Antanimasaka is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Marovoay, which is a part of Boeny Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 8,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Antanimasaka has a riverine harbour. Only primary schooling is available. The majority 82% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 14% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are peanuts and sweet potatoes. Services provide employment for 1% of the population. Additionally fishing employs 3% 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 2008-03-02.

Coordinates: 16°14′S 46°31′E / 16.233°S 46.517°E / -16.233; 46.517