Antakasina is a town and commune in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Ambatolampy, which is a part of Vakinankaratra Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 14,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Antakasina
Antakasina is located in Madagascar
Antakasina
Antakasina
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 19°32′S 47°46′E / 19.533°S 47.767°E / -19.533; 47.767
Country Madagascar
RegionVakinankaratra
DistrictAmbatolampy
Elevation1,599 m (5,246 ft)
Population
 (2001)[2]
 • Total14,000
Time zoneUTC3 (EAT)

Only primary schooling is available. It is also a site of industrial-scale mining. The majority 98% of the population of the commune are farmers. The most important crops are rice and potatoes; also maize is an important agricultural product. Industry and services provide employment for 1.75% and 0.25% of the population, respectively.[2]

References and notesEdit

  1. ^ Estimated based on DEM data from Shuttle Radar Topography Mission
  2. ^ a b c "ILO census data". Cornell University. 2002. Retrieved 2008-04-22.

Coordinates: 19°32′S 47°46′E / 19.533°S 47.767°E / -19.533; 47.767