Antsakabary is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Befandriana-Nord, which is a part of Sofia Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 22,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Antsakabary
Antsakabary is located in Madagascar
Antsakabary
Antsakabary
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 15°3′S 48°56′E / 15.050°S 48.933°E / -15.050; 48.933
Country Madagascar
RegionSofia
DistrictBefandriana-Nord
Elevation596 m (1,955 ft)
Population
 (2001)[2]
 • Total22,000
Time zoneUTC3 (EAT)

Primary and junior level secondary education are available in town. Farming and raising livestock provides employment for 49% and 49% of the working population. The most important crops are rice and vanilla; also coffee is an important agricultural product. Services provide employment for 2% of the population.[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 2008-03-01.

Coordinates: 15°3′S 48°56′E / 15.050°S 48.933°E / -15.050; 48.933