Masoarivo, Antsalova

Masoarivo is a rural municipality in western Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Antsalova, which is a part of the region of Melaky. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 8,000 in 2001 commune census.[3]

Masoarivo is located in Madagascar
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 19°2′S 44°20′E / 19.033°S 44.333°E / -19.033; 44.333
Country Madagascar
 • Total957.71 km2 (369.77 sq mi)
Elevation9 m (30 ft)
 • Total8,000
Time zoneUTC3 (EAT)
Postal code

Masoarivo is served by a local airport and riverine harbour. Primary and junior level secondary education are available in town. The majority 54% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 23% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are maize, cassava and bananas. Services provide employment for 3% of the population. Additionally fishing employs 20% of the population.[3]


This municipality borders to Trangahy in the West, to Antsalova in the North, and to the Mozambique Channel in the West. It is located at 120 km from Antsalova.[4]

It has a small harbour.

The National Road No.8 crosses the municipality, though it is practicable only in the dry season.

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  2. ^ Estimated based on DEM data from Shuttle Radar Topography Mission
  3. ^ a b c "ILO census data". Cornell University. 2002. Retrieved 2008-03-04.
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Coordinates: 19°2′S 44°20′E / 19.033°S 44.333°E / -19.033; 44.333