Nosy Mitsio

Madagascar

Region

settlement
GeoPoint: -12.9 , 48.6  
CountryMadagascar
Population3k

About Nosy Mitsio

Nosy Mitsio is an island off the northwest coast of Madagascar. It is located 70 km north-east of Nosy Be and 60 km north-west of the city of Ambilobe. Owing to the Mitsio archipelago being distant from other large bodies of land, Nosy Mitsio offers crystal clear waters, white sandy beaches, lush coconut palms and a marine fauna with abundant reefs distant from the island perimeter. Nosy Mitsio is the only inhabited island of the Mitsio archipelago (other than Tsarabanjina, which has a small population that caters to tourism for the hotel on the island). Nosy Mitsio is very rural: it has no infrastructural development and is populated mainly by small family villages. There are several primary schools and very limited access to healthcare services. Most inhabitants of Nosy Mitsio are subsistence rice farmers who also use a variety of fishing methods and shellfish gathering. Supplemental income is provided through salting fish, diving for sea cucumbers, and gathering coconuts - all of which is sold at Port St Louis, the nearest port on mainland Madagascar.

Region Types

diana regionisland

Translations

ミツィウ島 (ja)

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Region Info

Area Info

  • Country: Madagascar
  • Population Info

    • Population: 3k inhabitants

    Sources: DBpedia
     — Date merged: 7/19/2021, 11:53:00 AM