Atsinanana is a coastal region in eastern Madagascar. It borders Analanjirofo region in the north, Alaotra-Mangoro in the west, Vakinankaratra and Amoron'i Mania in the southwest, and Vatovavy and Fitovinany in south. The region contains over 285km of coastline, which includes many beaches and cultural heritage sites.[5]

Atsinanana Region
Location in Madagascar
Location in Madagascar
Country Madagascar
 • GovernorRichard Rafidison
 • Total21,934 km2 (8,469 sq mi)
 • Total1,484,403
 • Density68/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC3 (EAT)
HDI (2018)0.541[4]
low · 5th of 22

Atsinanana is known for its fish breeding and fishing near its ports, ore claims and mining activity, as well as its agriculture.[5]

The capital of the region is Toamasina, and the population was 1,484,403 in 2018. The area of Atsinanana is 21,934 km2 (8,469 sq mi), almost exactly the same as its neighbor, Analanjirofo.[3]

The current governor of Atsinanana is Richard Théodore Rafidison.

Administrative divisionsEdit

Atsinanana Region is divided into seven districts, which are sub-divided into 82 communes.



Protected areasEdit


  1. ^ EDBM
  2. ^ Ralison, Eliane; Goossens, Frans. "Madagascar: Profil des marchés pour les évaluations d'urgence de la sécurité alimentaire" (PDF) (in French). Programme Alimentaire Mondial, Service de l’Evaluation des besoins d’urgence (ODAN). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-09-26. Retrieved 2008-03-01.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". Retrieved 2018-09-13.
  5. ^ a b "La Région Atsinanana à Madagascar". (in French). Retrieved 2021-10-17.

Coordinates: 18°40′01″S 48°54′40″E / 18.66694°S 48.91111°E / -18.66694; 48.91111