Haute Matsiatra

Haute Matsiatra (in Malagasy: Matsiatra Ambony) is a region in Madagascar. It borders Amoron'i Mania region in north, Vatovavy-Fitovinany in east, Ihorombe in south and Atsimo-Andrefana in west. The capital of the region is Fianarantsoa, and the population was 1,447,296 in 2018. The area is 21,080 km2 (8,139 sq mi).[3]

Haute Matsiatra Region
Matsiatra Ambony
Collège Saint François Xavier in Fianarantsoa
Collège Saint François Xavier in Fianarantsoa
Coat of arms of Haute Matsiatra Region
Location in Madagascar
Location in Madagascar
Country Madagascar
 • GouvernorLova Narivelo Razafindrafito
 • Total21,080 km2 (8,140 sq mi)
 • Total1,447,296
 • Density53.5/km2 (139/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC3 (EAT)
HDI (2018)0.516[4]
low · 12th of 22
Liddicoatite, a tourmaline from Ambohimahasoa District. Size: 5.8 x 4.7 x 0.4 cm., polished slice.


Matsiatra Ambony is the top wine producing region of Madagascar, with wineyards in Ambalavao, Famoriana and Isandra (district). In Sahambavy is found the only tea production of the country.

Administrative divisionsEdit

Haute Matsiatra Region is divided into seven districts, which are sub-divided into 84 communes.




The Fianarantsoa-Côte Est railway has its endpoint in Fianarantsoa. It leads to the east coast and Manakara.



The main river is the Matsiatra.

Protected areasEdit

See alsoEdit


  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). 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. Archived from the original (PDF) on November 18, 2020. Retrieved May 23, 2020.
  4. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 2018-09-13.

Coordinates: 21°27′00″S 47°05′13″E / 21.45°S 47.087°E / -21.45; 47.087