Diana Region

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Diana is a region in Madagascar at the most northerly part of the island. It borders the regions of Sava to the southeast and Sofia to the southwest. It covers an area of 19,266 km2, and had an estimated population of 700,021 in 2013.[1] The regional capital is Antsiranana (previously known as Diego Suarez).

Coat of Arms of Region Diana

Geography[edit]

Rivers[edit]

The main rivers of the Diana region are:

Nature reserves and visitors' attractions[edit]

The following national parks, reserves and visitors' attractions are located in Diana:

Administrative divisions[edit]

Diana region is divided into five districts, which are subdivided into 51 communes. The districts are listed below with their 2013 populations:[2]

Transport[edit]

Economy[edit]

Fishery[edit]

Antsiranana is an important tuna fishing port. There is also a tuna canning factory. Other important fishery products are shrimp (2.813.291 kg exported in 2002) and sea cucumber.

Agriculture[edit]

The main crops are:

There are also important productions of essential oils (mainly ylang ylang but also palmarosa, vetyver and basil) on 2465 ha in the regions of Nosy Be and Ambanja.

  • Cattle raising: in 2002 the region contained 308.530 bovines, 53.980 porcs, 2.840 sheep and 44.520 goats.

Mining[edit]

Pozzolana, lime, gold, sapphire, graphite, lead, zinc, corundum, amethyst, garnet, zircon, cordierite, quartz, beryl and ilmenite are extracted in the region.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Institut National de la Statistique, Madagascar.
  2. ^ Institut National de la Statistique, Madagascar.

(French) Monographie de la Région Diana

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 12°16′12″S 49°16′48″E / 12.27000°S 49.28000°E / -12.27000; 49.28000