The African island country, **Madagascar**, is divided into 22 **regions**. According to the proposal, which was adopted as a result of the referendum on 4 April 2007, Madagascar, which had an administrative structure previously separated by six, created 22 regions as a result of this law and the new administrative structuring scheme was started as of October 2009.

## Twenty-Two Regions of Madagascar

Madagascar is divided into **22 regions** as the highest administrative division. These regions are Analamanga, Bongolava, Itasy, Vakinankaratra, Diana, Sava, Amoron Mania, Atsimo-Atsinana, Haute Matsiatra, Ihorombe, Vatovavy Fitovinany, Betsiboka, Boeny, Melaky, Sofia, Alaotra-Mangoro, Analanjirofo, Atsinanana, Androy, Anosy, Atsimo -Andrefana and Menabe.

### Analamanga

Analamanga is a region in the center of Madagascar, which includes the capital Antananarivo and the surrounding metropolitan area. The region has an area of 16,911 square kilometers and in 2013 the estimated population is 3,348,794. The population density of the region is 200 / square kilometers. The region extends to the north of the capital. Region was formed by the division of Antananarivo Province in 2009 with the study. The region is subdivided into eight districts and 134 communes in these eight districts.

### Bongolava

Bongolava is a region located in mid-western Madagascar. The capital of the region is Tsiroanomandidy. The region has an area of 16,688 square kilometers and in 2013 the estimated population is 457,368. The population density of the region is 27 / square kilometers. Region was formed by the division of Antananarivo Province in 2009 with the study. The region is subdivided into two districts and 24 communes.

### Itasy

Itasy is a region located in central Madagascar. The capital of the region is Miarinarivo. The region has an area of 6,993 square kilometers and the estimated population in 2013 is 732,834. The population density of the region is 105 / square km. In 2009, it was formed by the division of the Antananarivo Province. The region is subdivided into three districts and 51 communes in these three districts.

### Vakinankaratra

Vakinankaratra is a region in central Madagascar. The capital of the region is Antsirabe. The region has an area of 16,599 square kilometers and in 2013 the estimated population is 1,803,307. The population density of the region is 109 / square km. It was formed in 2009 with the division of Antananarivo Province. The region is divided into seven districts as sub-districts and 86 communes in these seven districts.

### Diana

Diana is a region located in the northernmost Madagascar. The capital of the region is Antsiranana. The region has an area of 19,266 square kilometers and the estimated population in 2013 is 700,021. The population density of the region is 36 / sq. Km. Region was formed by the division of Antsiranana Province in 2009. The region is divided into five districts as sub-districts and 51 communes in these five districts.

### Sava

Sava is a region in northern Madagascar. The capital of the region is Sambava. The region has an area of 25,518 square kilometers and in 2013 the estimated population is 980,807. The population density of the region is 34 / square km. Region was formed by the division of Antsiranana Province in 2009. The region is divided into four districts as sub-districts and 75 communes in these four districts.

### Amoron’i Mania

Amoron Mania is a region in central Madagascar. The capital of the region is the city of Ambositra. The region has an area of 16,141 square kilometers and the estimated population in 2013 is 715,027. The population density of the region is 44 / sq. Km. Region was formed by the division of Fianarantsoa Province in 2009. The region is divided into four districts as sub-regions and 53 communes in these four districts.

### Atsimo-Atsinanana

Atsimo-Atsinanana is a region in southeastern Madagascar. Farafangana is the capital of the region. The area has an area of 18,863 square kilometers and in 2013 the estimated population is 898,702. The population density of the region is 48 / square km. Region was formed by the division of Fianarantsoa Province in 2009. The region is subdivided into five districts and 90 communes in these five districts.

### Haute Matsiatra

Haute Matsiatra is a region located in central Madagascar. The capital of the region is Fianarantsoa. The region has an area of 21,080 square kilometers and in 2013 the estimated population is 1,199,183. The population density of the region is 57 / square kilometers. Region was formed by the division of Fianarantsoa Province in 2009. The region is divided into seven districts as the sub-region and 76 communes in these seven districts.

### Ihorombe

Ihorombe is a region located in mid-south Madagascar. The capital of the region is Ihosy. The region has an area of 26,391 square kilometers and in 2013 the estimated population is 312,307. The population density of the region is 12 / sq. Km. Region was formed by the division of Fianarantsoa Province in 2009. The region is subdivided into three districts and 24 communes in these three districts.

### Vatovavy Fitovinany

Vatovavy Fitovinany is a region in southeastern Madagascar. The capital of the region is Manakara. The region has an area of 19,605 square kilometers and in 2013 the estimated population is 1,416,459. The population density of the region is 72 / square kilometers. Region was formed by the division of Fianarantsoa Province in 2009. The region is divided into six districts as sub-region and 122 communes in these three districts.

### Betsiboka

Betsiboka is a region located in mid-north Madagascar. The capital of the region is Maevatanana. The region has an area of 30,025 square kilometers and in 2013 the estimated population is 293,522. The population density of the region is 10 / sq. Km. The region was formed by the division of Mahajanga Province in 2009. The region is subdivided into three districts and 36 communes in these three districts.

### Boeny

Boeny is a region in northwestern Madagascar. The capital of the region is Mahajanga city. The region has an area of 31,046 square kilometers and its estimated population in 2013 is 799,675. The population density of the region is 26 / sq. Km. The region was formed by the division of Mahajanga Province in 2009. The region is subdivided into six districts and this is divided into 43 communes in six districts.

### Melaky

Melaky is a region in northwestern Madagascar. The capital of the region is Maintirano. The region has an area of 38,852 square kilometers and in 2013 the estimated population is 289,594. The population density of the region is 8 / square km. The region was formed by the division of Mahajanga Province in 2009. The region is divided into five districts as the sub-region and 32 communes in these five districts.

### Sofia

Sofia is a region in northern Madagascar. The capital of the region is Antsohihy. The region has an area of 50,100 square kilometers and in 2013 the estimated population is 1,247,037. The population density of the region is 25 / sq. Km. The region was formed by the division of Mahajanga Province in 2009. The region is divided into seven districts as sub-regions and 108 communes in these seven districts.

### Alaotra-Mangoro

Alaotra-Mangoro is a region in northern Madagascar. The capital of the region is the city of Ambatondrazaka. The region has an area of 31,948 square kilometers and in 2013 the estimated population is 1,027,110. The population density of the region is 32 / square km. Region was formed by the division of Toamasina Province in 2009. The region is subdivided into five districts and in these five districts is divided into 79 communes.

### Analanjirofo

Analanjirofo is a region in northeastern Madagascar. The capital of the region is Fenoarivo Atsinanana. The region has an area of 21,930 square kilometers and in 2013 the estimated population is 1,035,132. The population density of the region is 47 / sq. Km. Region was formed by the division of Toamasina Province in 2009. The region is subdivided into six districts and divided into 63 communes in this six district.

### Atsinanana

Atsinanana is a region in eastern Madagascar. The capital of the region is the city of Toamasina. The region has an area of 21,934 square kilometers and the estimated population in 2013 is 1,270,680. The population density of the region is 58 / sq. Km. Region was formed by the division of Toamasina Province in 2009. The region is divided into seven districts as sub-regions and 82 communes in these seven districts.

### Androy

Androy is a region in the southernmost Madagascar. The capital of the region is Ambovombe-Androy. The region has an area of 19,317 square kilometers and in 2013 the estimated population is 733,933. The population density of the region is 38 / square kilometers. Region was formed by the division of Toliara Province in 2009. The region is subdivided into four districts and 51 communes in these four districts.

### Anosy

Anosy is a region in southern Madagascar. The capital of the region is Tôlanaro. The region has an area of 25,731 square kilometers and in 2013 the estimated population is 671,805. The population density of the region is 26 / sq. Km. Region was formed by the division of Toliara Province in 2009. The region is divided into three districts as sub-regions and 64 communes in these three districts.

### Atsimo-Andrefana

Anosy is a region in southern Madagascar. The capital of the region is Tôlanaro. The region has an area of 25,731 square kilometers and in 2013 the estimated population is 671,805. The population density of the region is 26 / sq. Km. Region was formed by the division of Toliara Province in 2009. The region is divided into three districts as sub-regions and 64 communes in these three districts.

### Menabe

Menabe is a region in western Madagascar. The capital of the region is Morondava. The area has an area of 46,121 square kilometers and the estimated population in 2013 is 592,113. The population density of the region is 13 / sq. Km. Region was formed by the division of Toliara Province in 2009. The region is divided into five districts as sub-districts and 51 communes in these five districts.

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