Melaky

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Melaky Region
Region
Location in Madagascar
Location in Madagascar
Country  Madagascar
Capital Maintirano
Area[1]
 • Total 38,852 km2 (15,001 sq mi)
Population (2014)[1]
 • Total 297,446
 • Density 7.7/km2 (20/sq mi)
 • Ethnicities Sakalava
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

Melaky is a region in northwestern Madagascar. It borders Boeny Region in northeast, Betsiboka in east, Bongolava in southeast and Menabe in south. The capital of the region is Maintirano. The population was estimated to be 297,446 in 2014 within the area of 38,852 km2 (15,001 sq mi). Melaky has the smallest population and the smallest population density of all Malagasy regions.[1]

Administrative divisions[edit]

Melaky region is divided into five districts, which are sub-divided into 32 communes.

See also[edit]

The Maningoza Reserve and the Bemarivo Reserve are located in the Melaky region.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c 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). Retrieved 2008-03-01. 

Coordinates: 18°04′12″S 44°01′01″E / 18.07°S 44.017°E / -18.07; 44.017