Antanimbary

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Antanimbary
Antanimbary is located in Madagascar
Antanimbary
Antanimbary
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 17°11′S 46°51′E / 17.183°S 46.850°E / -17.183; 46.850
Country  Madagascar
Region Betsiboka
District Maevatanana
Elevation[1] 268 m (879 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 3,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

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

Antanimbary has a riverine harbour. Only primary schooling is available. The majority 60% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 25% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crops are rice and raffia palm, while other important agricultural products are cassava and sweet potatoes. Services provide employment for 5% of the population. Additionally fishing employs 10% 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 2008-03-05. 

Coordinates: 17°11′S 46°51′E / 17.183°S 46.850°E / -17.183; 46.850