). These formerly second-tier administrative divisions became the first-level administrative divisions when the former six provinces were dissolved on 4 October 2009:
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Antsiranana , named Diego-Suarez prior to 1975, is a city at the northern tip of Madagascar.Antsiranana is the capital of Diana Region.-Transports:...
Sava is a region of Madagascar. Its capital is Sambava. Until 2009 Sava belonged to Antsiranana Province. The region is situated at the northern part of the east coast of Madagascar. It is bordered by Diana to the north, Sofia to the west, and Analanjirofo to the south. The population was estimated...
Sambava is a city and commune at the east coast of northern Madagascar. It is the capital of Sambava District and Sava Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 40,000 in 2001 commune census....
Itasy is a region in central Madagascar. It borders Analamanga region in northeast,Vakinankaratra in south and Bongolava in northwest. The capital of the region is Miarinarivo, and the population was estimated to be 643,000 in 2004...
Miarinarivo is a city in Itasy Region, Madagascar.Miarinarivo is the capital of Itasy Region....
Analamanga is a region in Madagascar, containing the capital Antananarivo and surrounding metropolitan area.Analamanga means "blue forest". It's also an older name for Antananarivo.*Capital: Antananarivo-Renivohitra.*Area: 17,445 km²*Population: 2,650,000...
Antananarivo , formerly Tananarive , is the capital and largest city in Madagascar. It is also known by its French colonial shorthand form Tana....
Vakinankaratra is a region in Madagascar.*Capital: Antsirabe*Chief: Lantoniaina RabenantoandroThe region is divided into six districts and 86 communes:-Districts:*Antsirabe I*Antsirabe II*Ambatolampy District*Betafo District*Antanifotsy District...
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Antsirabe is the third largest city in Madagascar and has a population of approximately 183,000. It's the capital of the Vakinankaratra region...
Bongolava is a region in Madagascar.*Capital: Tsiroanomandidy*Area: 16,821 km²*Population: 235,000*Population density: 14/km²*Chief: Jean Claude Rabarijaona...
Tsiroanomandidy is a city in central-western Madagascar, approximately 120 kilometres west of the capital Antananarivo.Tsiroanomandidy is the capital of Bongolava Region....
Sofia is a region in northern Madagascar. It is named for the Sofia River.* Capital: Antsohihy* Area: 50 800 km²Districts:*Mandritsara District*Befandriana-Nord District*Bealanana District*Antsohihy District*Analalava District...
Antsohihy is a city in northern Madagascar in Sofia Region.Antsohihy is the capital of Sofia Region and of Antsohihy District....
Boeny is a region in northwestern Madagascar. It borders Sofia Region in northeast, Betsiboka in south and Melaky in west. The capital of the region is Mahajanga, and the population was estimated to be 543,200 in 2004. The area of Boeny is ....
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Mahajanga is a city and a district on the north-west coast of Madagascar.- City :The City of Mahajanga is the capital of the Boeny region. Population: 135,660 ....
Betsiboka is a region of Madagascar. It borders Boeny Region in north, Sofia in northeast, Alaotra-Mangoro in east, Analamanga and Bongolava in south and Melaky in west. The capital of the region is Maevatanana. Until 2009 Betsiboka belonged to Mahajanga Province. The population was estimated to be...
Maevatanana is a city and commune urbaine in Madagascar. The city is in the central-north part of the island, at the Ikopa River, and is connected by the national road RN 4 to Antananarivo and Mahajanga. The altitude is low and as it is located far from the coast, temperatures tend to be high. The...
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 175,500 in 2004 within the area of...
Maintirano is a coastal city and commune in western Madagascar approximately 325 kilometres west of the capital Antananarivo. It belongs to the district of Maintirano, which is a part of Melaky Region – Maintirano is capital of Melaky region. The population of the commune was estimated to be...
Alaotra-Mangoro is a region in eastern Madagascar. It borders Sofia Region in north, Analanjirofo in northeast, Atsinanana in east, Vakinankaratra in southwest, Analamanga in west and Betsiboka in northwest. The capital of the region is Ambatondrazaka, and the population was estimated to be 877,700...
Ambatondrazaka is a city in MadagascarAmbatondrazaka is also the capital of the Alaotra-Mangoro region.- History :The oral history states the town was founded by Randriambololona and children. The recorded history of the town begins with Radama I of Madagascar.- Transports :The city is at the MLA...
Atsinanana is a region in eastern Madagascar. It borders Analanjirofo region in north, Alaotra-Mangoro in west, Vakinankaratra and Amoron'i Mania in southwest and Vatovavy-Fitovinany in south.Atsinanana region is divided into seven districts:...
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Toamasina , meaning "like salt" or "salty", unofficially and in French also Tamatave, is a city on the east coast of Madagascar on the Indian Ocean. The city is the chief seaport of the country, situated northeast of its capital and biggest city Antananarivo, near the centre of the eastern coast...
Analanjirofo is a region in northeastern Madagascar. Until 2009 it belonged to Toamasina Province. It borders Sava Region in north, Sofia in west, Alaotra-Mangoro in southwest and Atsinanana in south.Analanjirofo is divided into six districts:...
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Fenoarivo Atsinanana is a city in Madagascar.It is the capital of the Analanjirofo region.The city is located on the east coast about 100 km north of the city of Toamasina....
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Amoron'i Mania is a region in central Madagascar bordering Vakinankaratra Region in north, Atsinanana in northeast, Vatovavy-Fitovinany in southeast, Haute Matsiatra in south, Atsimo-Andrefana in southwest and Menabe in west. It is divided into four districts: Ambatofinandrahana, Ambositra,...
Ambositra is a city in central Madagascar.Ambositra is the capital of the Amoron'i Mania region, and of Ambositra District....
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Haute Matsiatra is a region in Madagascar. It borders Amoron'i Mania region in north, Vatovavy-Fitovinany in east, Ihorombe in south and Atsimo-Andrefana in west. The capital of the region is Fianarantsoa, and the population was estimated to be 1,128,900 in 2004...
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Fianarantsoa is a city in south central Madagascar.Fianarantsoa is the capital of Haute Matsiatra Region. It was built in the early 19th century by the Merina as the administrative capital for the newly conquered Betsileo kingdoms....
Vatovavy-Fitovinany is the South-East region of Madagascar.*Capital: Manakara*Chief: Philibert Andriatsimanirinarivo *Dialectical: Antemoro*Transportation mean:-Train -Car Taxi-Brousse -Plane...
Manakara is a city in Madagascar.It is the capital of Vatovavy-Fitovinany Region.The city is located at the east coast and has a small port. It is the endpoint of the Fianarantsoa-Côte Est railway , which connects the city of Fianarantsoa with the sea. For those interested in traveling to Manakara...
Atsimo-Atsinanana is a region in Madagascar.*Capital: Farafangana*Chief: Jhonson Andrianahy The region extends along the southern part of the east coast of Madagascar. It is bordered by Vatovavy-Fitovinany and Haute Matsiatra , Ihorombe and Anosy ....
Farafangana is a city on the south-east coast of Madagascar approximately 400 kilometres south of the capital Antananarivo.Farafangana is the capital of the Atsimo-Atsinanana region....
Ihorombe is a region in Madagascar. It borders Haute Matsiatra region in north, Atsimo-Atsinanana in east, Anosy in south and Atsimo-Andrefana in west. The capital is Ihosy and the population was estimated to be 189,200 in 2004...
Ihosy is a city in Ihorombe Region in central south Madagascar.Ihosy is the capital of Ihorombe Region.It is located on the Ihosy River and home to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Ihosy....
Menabe is a region in western Madagascar. It is named for the 18th century Sakalava kingdom of Menabe. The capital is Morondava.-History:Menabe is the southern part of the Sakalava territory. Tradition holds that it was founded by Adriamandazoala . Its territory was increased under the legendary...
Morondava is a city located in Menabe Region, of which it is the capital, in Madagascar. It is located in the delta of the Morandava River at .-Communication:...
Atsimo Andrefana is a region of Madagascar. It borders Menabe in north, Amoron'i Mania and Haute Matsiatra in northeast, Ihorombe and Anosy in east and Androy in southeast. The capital is Toliara and the population was estimated to be 1,018,500 in 2004...
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Androy is a region in southern Madagascar.*Capital: Ambovombe-Androy*Chief: Andrien Hatrifenjanahary AreaAndroy is the most southern region of Madagascar...
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Ambovombe-Androy , or just Ambovombe, is a town in Madagascar.Ambovombe-Androy is the capital of the Androy region. It is not officially a city .The town is situated near the south coast at ....
-Introduction:Anosy is a region in southeastern Madagascar. It borders Androy region in west, Atsimo-Andrefana in north-west, Ihorombe in north and Atsimo-Atsinanana in north-east. This region runs from approximately Manantenina in the northeast corner of the region, west to Ranomafana, west to...
Tôlanaro or Tolagnaro is a city in Madagascar. It is the capital of Anosy Region and of Tôlanaro District. It has a port of local importance, and a new port has been built at Ehoala...