Antsiafabositra

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Antsiafabositra
Antsiafabositra is located in Madagascar
Antsiafabositra
Antsiafabositra
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 17°18′S 46°57′E / 17.300°S 46.950°E / -17.300; 46.950
Country  Madagascar
Region Betsiboka
District Maevatanana
Elevation[1] 388 m (1,273 ft)
Population (2001)[2]
 • Total 8,000
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Antsiafabositra is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in central Madagascar approximately 170 kilometres north-west of the capital Antananarivo. It belongs to the district of Maevatanana, which is a part of Betsiboka Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 8,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Primary and junior level secondary education are available in town. The majority 70% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 15% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are bananas, cassava and raffia palm. 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°18′S 46°57′E / 17.300°S 46.950°E / -17.300; 46.950