Antsakabary

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Antsakabary
Antsakabary is located in Madagascar
Antsakabary
Antsakabary
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 15°3′S 48°56′E / 15.050°S 48.933°E / -15.050; 48.933
Country  Madagascar
Region Sofia
District Befandriana-Nord
Elevation[1] 596 m (1,955 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 22,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Antsakabary is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Befandriana-Nord, which is a part of Sofia Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 22,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Primary and junior level secondary education are available in town. Farming and raising livestock provides employment for 49% and 49% of the working population. The most important crops are rice and vanilla; also coffee is an important agricultural product. Services provide employment for 2% 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 2008-03-01. 

Coordinates: 15°3′S 48°56′E / 15.050°S 48.933°E / -15.050; 48.933