Antalaha District is a district in northeastern Madagascar. The district contains the Masoala Peninsula, and is limited by Antongil Bay in south-west and the Indian Ocean on east. It is a part of Sava Region and borders the districts of Sambava into the north, Andapa to the north-west and Maroantsetra to the west. The area is 6,795 km2 (2,624 sq mi) and the population was estimated to be 222,203 in 2009 and 282,921 in 2018. At the time of the last Madagascar census in 1993 149,684 inhabitants lived in this district.[2]

Antalaha District
the beach in Antalaha
the beach in Antalaha
Location in Madagascar
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 14°53′S 50°17′E / 14.883°S 50.283°E / -14.883; 50.283
 • district chiefMarie Annick Bevazaha
 • Total6,795 km2 (2,624 sq mi)
 • Total282,921
 • Density42/km2 (110/sq mi)
 • Ethnicities
Time zoneUTC3 (EAT)

The main town and district capital is Antalaha

Communes edit

The district is divided into 16 communes (from north to south) with population data based on projections for 2018:

  • Total - 282,921 inhabitants

Infrastructures edit

The National road 5a connects the town with Sambava (81 km) and Ambilobe in the North. Antalaha has a maritime harbour. The local airport is situated at 12km west of Antalaha.

National Parks edit

The Masoala National Park.

Rivers edit

The Ambinany river, Ankavanana, Onive (nord) and Ankavia.

References edit

14°53′S 50°17′E / 14.883°S 50.283°E / -14.883; 50.283