Antsamaka is a town and commune (Malagasy: kaominina) in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Bealanana, which is a part of Sofia Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 8,000 in 2001 commune census.[2]

Antsamaka
Antsamaka is located in Madagascar
Antsamaka
Antsamaka
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 14°35′S 48°38′E / 14.583°S 48.633°E / -14.583; 48.633
Country Madagascar
RegionSofia
DistrictBealanana
Elevation1,175 m (3,855 ft)
Population
 (2001)[2]
 • Total8,000
Time zoneUTC3 (EAT)

Only primary schooling is available. The majority 99% of the population of the commune are farmers. The most important crops are rice and peanuts; also beans is an important agricultural product. Services provide employment for 1% 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 2008-02-29.

Coordinates: 14°35′S 48°38′E / 14.583°S 48.633°E / -14.583; 48.633