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Madagascar Summary

Population 2000 (NSO-Based Estimate '000) 15,382   Population 2000 (UN '000) 15,970
Area (km2) 592,965   Avg. Input Resolution (km) 22
Number of Administrative Units 1,242   Population Per Administrative Unit ('000) 12
Number of Urban Extents 74   Number of Settlement Points 98

Madagascar Details

Continent Africa
Country Name Madagascar
Administrative Classifications
Level Used 3.0
Leve1 Type Province/ Faritany
Level2 Type Prefecture/ Fivondronana
Level3 Type Sous-Prefecture
Number of Units 1,242
Population Per Unit ('000) (2000, estimate) 12
National Population Estimates
Last Year of Reference 2001
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 1990 ('000) 11,052
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 1995 ('000) 13,029
NSO-Based Estimated Population, 2000 ('000) 15,382
UN Population, 1990 ('000) 11,956
UN Population, 1995 ('000) 13,789
UN Population, 2000 ('000) 15,970
National Spatial Estimates
Area (km2) 592,965
Average Input Resolution (km) 22
Settlement Points
Number of Settlement Points 98
Largest Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 790,894
Smallest Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 5,708
Mean Settlement, by Population (2000, estimate) 33,285
Urban Areal Extents
Number of Urban Extents 74
Largest Urban Extent (km2) 417
Smallest Urban Extent (km2) 1
Mean Urban Extent (km2) 31
Total for All Urban Extent (km2) 2,295
Largest Urban Extent (population, 2000) 1,119,446
Smallest Urban Extent (population, 2000) 1,302
Mean Urban Extent (population, 2000) 32,172
Total for All Urban Extent (population, 2000) 2,380,719
% Total Land Area in Urban Extents (km2) 0%
% Total Population in Urban Extents (2000, estimate) 15%
% Total Population that is Urban (2001, UN World Urbanization Prospects) 30%
Urban Areal Extents, by Source
Nighttime Lights Data 16
Regression-estimated Extents 78
Digital Chart of the World 5
Other 0
Administrative Population Source Data:
RGPH (Recensement General de la Population et de l''Habitat) 1993, Institut National de la Statistique, Madagascar; 2001 level 2 population estimates were from Institut National de la Statistique at: in the file estim-pop.pdf.
Administrative Boundary Source Data:
Level 3 administrative boundaries were obtained via a database produced by the National Statistical Office and the Institut National de la Statistique et de la Recherche Economique, Tananarive, in collaboration with the UN Statistics Division''s Software Development Project:
Settlement Point Population Source Data:
1993 Recensement General de la Population et de L''Habit Tome VII, Census Bureau; AFCities, Data provided by Uwe Deichman at the World Bank; City Population,; World Gazetteer,
Settlement Point Coordinate Source Data:
AFCities, NIMA, Times Atlas of the World, 1, UNSD, World Gazetteer
Urban Criteria for Settlements (UN):
Centres with more than 5,000 in-habitants.
Administrative Population Edits and Notes:
Prefecture-level growth rates from 1993-2001 were used to project population to the target years.
Administrative Spatial Edits and Notes: