Melaky is a region in northwestern Madagascar. It borders Boeny Region in northeast, Betsiboka in east, Bongolava in southeast and Menabe in south. The capital of the region is Maintirano. The population was estimated to be 309,805 in 2018 within the area of 38,852 km2 (15,001 sq mi). Melaky has the smallest population and the smallest population density of all Malagasy regions.[2]

Melaky Region
Location in Madagascar
Location in Madagascar
Country Madagascar
 • GouvernorPatrick Nerarivony Ratsitohara
 • Total38,852 km2 (15,001 sq mi)
 • Total309,805
 • Density8.0/km2 (21/sq mi)
 • Ethnicities
Time zoneUTC+3 (EAT)
HDI (2018)0.463[3]
low · 16th of 22

Administrative divisionsEdit

Melaky Region is divided into five districts, which are sub-divided into 32 communes.



Protected AreasEdit

The Maningoza Reserve and the Bemarivo Reserve are located in the Melaky region.

See alsoEdit

Mahajanga province


  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: 18°04′12″S 44°01′01″E / 18.07°S 44.017°E / -18.07; 44.017