Alaotra-Mangoro

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Alaotra-Mangoro is a region in eastern Madagascar. It borders Sofia Region in north, Analanjirofo in northeast, Atsinanana in east, Vakinankaratra in southwest, Analamanga in west and Betsiboka in northwest. The capital of the region is Ambatondrazaka, and the population was 1,255,514 in 2018.[2] The area of the region is 31,948 km2 (12,335 sq mi).[4]

Alaotra-Mangoro Region
Region
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Coat of arms of Alaotra-Mangoro Region
Location in Madagascar
Location in Madagascar
Country Madagascar
CapitalAmbatondrazaka
Government
 • GouvenorRichard Ramandehamanana[1]
Area
 • Total31,948 km2 (12,335 sq mi)
Population
 (2018)[2]
 • Total1,255,514
 • Density39/km2 (100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC3 (EAT)
HDI (2018)0.536[3]
low · 7th of 22
Websitewww.alaotra-mangoro.gov.mg

Administrative divisionsEdit

Alaotra-Mangoro Region is divided into five districts, which are sub-divided into 82 communes.

PopulationEdit

The region is mainly populated by the Sihanaka in the north, and the Bezanozano in the south. Other minorities are present, notably the Merina.[5]

EconomyEdit

AgricultureEdit

With 120.000 ha of planted surface, the region constitutes the main rice bassin of Madagascar. Other crops cover manioc (175.000 tonnes), potatoes (49.000 tonnes), corn (50.000 tonnes) and sugar cane (50.000 tonnes). Livestock (Zebu) reaches 265.000 heads and fishing 2000-2500 tons per year.[6]

MiningEdit

There is an important nickel mine near Moramanga/Ampitambe: the Ambatovy mine. Other mining activities are found in Andilamena, Ambatondrazaka and Didy where sapphire and ruby are mined.

TransportEdit

National RoadsEdit

RailwaysEdit

AirportsEdit

Protected areasEdit

RiversEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ EDBM
  2. ^ a b "Troisieme Recensement General de la Population et de L'Habitation (RGPH-3) Resultats Provisoires" (PDF). Institut National de la Statistique Madagascar. Archived from the original (PDF) on November 18, 2020. Retrieved May 23, 2020.
  3. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 2018-09-13.
  4. ^ "Madagascar: Profil des marchés pour les évaluations d'urgence de la sécurité alimentaire" (PDF) (in French). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-09-26. Retrieved 2008-02-24.
  5. ^ Atlas Alaotra-Mangoro
  6. ^ Capfida rapports regionaux

Coordinates: 17°49′48″S 48°25′48″E / 17.83000°S 48.43000°E / -17.83000; 48.43000