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Betsiboka is a region of Madagascar. It borders Boeny Region in north, Sofia in northeast, Alaotra-Mangoro in east, Analamanga and Bongolava in south and Melaky in west. The capital of the region is Maevatanana. Until 2009 Betsiboka belonged to Mahajanga Province. The population was 394,561 in 2018 within the area of 30,025 km2 (11,593 sq mi). Betsiboka is one of the least densely populated regions in Madagascar.[2]

Betsiboka Region
Fossils found near Berivotra, Betsiboka
Fossils found near Berivotra, Betsiboka
Location in Madagascar
Location in Madagascar
Country Madagascar
 • PresidentHerimalala Razafipiera
 • Total30,025 km2 (11,593 sq mi)
 • Total394,561
 • Density13/km2 (34/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC3 (EAT)
HDI (2018)0.465[3]
low · 15th of 22

Administrative divisionsEdit

Betsiboka Region is divided into three districts, which are sub-divided into 36 communes.



Protected AreaEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ 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.
  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.

Coordinates: 16°57′00″S 46°49′48″E / 16.95000°S 46.83000°E / -16.95000; 46.83000