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Atsimo-Atsinanana (South East) is a region in Madagascar. Its capital is Farafangana. The region used to be part of the Fianarantsoa Province.

Atsimo-Atsinanana Region
Location in Madagascar
Location in Madagascar
Country Madagascar
 • GouvenorJustin Mahafaky
 • Total18,863 km2 (7,283 sq mi)
 • Total1,026,674
 • Density54/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC3 (EAT)
HDI (2018)0.418[3]
low · 21st of 22

The region extends along the southern part of the east coast of Madagascar. It is bordered by Vatovavy-Fitovinany and Haute Matsiatra (North), Ihorombe (West) and Anosy (South).

The population was 1,026,674 in 2018.[2] It is among the poorest regions in the country, with a poverty rate of 83.9% according to a 2005 government report.[4]

Administrative divisionsEdit

Atsimo-Atsinanana Region is divided into five districts, which are sub-divided into 90 communes.[5]



Protected AreasEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ EBDM
  2. ^ a b "Troisieme Recensement General de la Population et de L'Habitation (RGPH-3) Resultats Provisoires" (PDF). Institut National de la Statistique Madagascar. Retrieved May 23, 2020.
  3. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". Retrieved 2018-09-13.
  4. ^ Republic of Madagascar: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper Annual Progress Report, International Monetary Fund (August 2006) (IMF Country Report No. 06/303) (poverty data is from 2005 Periodic Household Survey conducted by the Institut National de la Statistique de Madagascar (INSTAT))
  5. ^ Rapport de mise en oeuvre des Priorites Regionales - Region Atsimo Atsinanana[permanent dead link] (2010) (pdf includes district and commune map)

Coordinates: 22°49′08″S 47°49′48″E / 22.819°S 47.83°E / -22.819; 47.83