Befandriana-Nord District

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Not to be confused with Befandriana-Nord, a city in Madagascar.
Befandriana-Nord District
Location in Madagascar
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 15°9′S 48°48′E / 15.150°S 48.800°E / -15.150; 48.800
Country  Madagascar
Region Sofia
 • Total 8,718.98 km2 (3,366.42 sq mi)
Population (2013)
 • Total 241,082
 • Density 28/km2 (72/sq mi)
 • Ethnicities Tsimihety
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Befandriana-Nord or Befandriana-Avaratra (literally North Befandriana) is a district in northern Madagascar. It is a part of Sofia Region and borders the districts of Bealanana in north, Andapa to the northeast, Maroantsetra to the east, Mandritsara to the south, Boriziny-Vaovao (formerly Port-Bergé) to the southwest and Antsohihy to the north-west. The area is 8,718.98 km2 (3,366 sq mi) and the population was estimated to be 241,082 in 2013.[1]

The district is further divided into 12 communes:


The district is crossed by the Route nationale 32.

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ Institut National de la Statistique, Antananarivo.

Coordinates: 15°9′S 48°48′E / 15.150°S 48.800°E / -15.150; 48.800