Location in Madagascar
|• Total||30,025 km2 (11,593 sq mi)|
|• Density||10/km2 (26/sq mi)|
|Time zone||EAT (UTC3)|
Betsiboka is a region of Madagascar. It borders Boeny Region in north, Sofia in northeast, Alaotra-Mangoro in east, Analamanga and Bongolava in south and Melaky in west. The capital of the region is Maevatanana. Until 2009 Betsiboka belonged to Mahajanga Province. The population was estimated to be 301,480 in 2014 within the area of 30,025 km2 (11,593 sq mi). Betsiboka is one of the least densely populated regions in Madagascar.
Betsiboka region is divided into three districts, which are sub-divided into 36 communes.
- The Kasijy Reserve is located in this region.
- Ralison, Eliane; Goossens, Frans. "Madagascar: Profil des marchés pour les évaluations d'urgence de la sécurité alimentaire" (PDF) (in French). Programme Alimentaire Mondial, Service de l’Evaluation des besoins d’urgence (ODAN). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-09-26. Retrieved 2008-03-01.
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