Antsalova

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Not to be confused with Antsalova District.
Antsalova
Antsalova is located in Madagascar
Antsalova
Antsalova
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 18°40′S 44°37′E / 18.667°S 44.617°E / -18.667; 44.617
Country  Madagascar
Region Melaky
District Antsalova
Elevation[1] 105 m (344 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 16,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Antsalova is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in western Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Antsalova, which is a part of Melaky Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 16,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Antsalova is served by a local Antsalova Airport. Primary and junior level secondary education are available in town. The town provides access to hospital services to its citizens.[2]

Farming and raising livestock provides employment for 20% and 76% of the working population. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are maize and cassava. Services provide employment for 1% of the population. Additionally fishing employs 3% of the population.[2]

See also[edit]

The Maningoza Reserve is located near Antsalova.

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ Estimated based on DEM data from Shuttle Radar Topography Mission
  2. ^ a b c d "ILO census data". Cornell University. 2002. Retrieved 2008-03-04. 

Coordinates: 18°40′S 44°37′E / 18.667°S 44.617°E / -18.667; 44.617