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Antananarivo in the region of Analamanga with it's 1,391,433 habitants is a town located in Madagascar and is the capital of this country.

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Local time in Antananarivo is now 04:35 PM (Monday). The local timezone is named "Indian / Antananarivo" with an UTC offset of 3 hours. Depending on your flexibility, these larger cities might be interesting for you: Toamasina, Tsararivotra, Namontana, Marohoho, Manja or Ambatoroka. When in this area, you might want to check out as well. We found some clips posted online. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.

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01:10 min ( November 20, 2010 by tripadvisorTRIPWOWf)
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Hôtel Antananarivo Madagascar

01:20 min ( March 31, 2011 by ballou74)
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Palm Hôtel situé à antananarivo

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02:27 min ( December 11, 2010 by TripAdvisorTRIPWOWu)
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Le Grill du Rova - Antananarivo - Madaga...

01:12 min ( February 20, 2010 by Rafa Montoliu)
Views: 1,637 - Rating: 0/5 - Description in English, French and Spanish This popular restaurant has regular music recitals, including a piano bar on Friday, traditional performances from noon to sunset every ...

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Interesting facts about this location

Rova of Antananarivo

The Rova of Antananarivo /ˈruːvə/ is a royal palace complex in Madagascar that served as the home of the sovereigns of the Kingdom of Imerina in the 17th and 18th centuries, as well as the rulers of the Kingdom of Madagascar in the 19th century. Its counterpart is the nearby fortified village of Ambohimanga, which served as the spiritual seat of the kingdom in contrast to the political significance of the Rova in the capital.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at -18.91, 47.54 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:African architecture, Buildings and structures in Antananarivo, Former palaces, History of Madagascar, Palaces in Madagascar

Mahamasina Municipal Stadium

Stade Mahamasina is a multi-purpose stadium in Antananarivo, Madagascar. It is currently used mostly for rugby and football matches. The stadium has nearly 23,000 seats. In 2005, the stadium was the site of a stampede that killed 2 people during a match between South African side Kaizer Chiefs and Madagascar's USJF Ravinala. http://soccernet. espn. go. com/news/story?id=327093&cc=3888 It is also the stadium of the 2007 Indian Ocean Games.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at -18.91, 47.54 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:Buildings and structures in Antananarivo, Football venues in Madagascar, Multi-purpose stadiums, National stadiums

Merina Kingdom

The Merina Kingdom (ca. 1540–1897) was a pre-colonial southeastern African state that dominated most of what is now Madagascar. It spread outward from Imerina, the central highlands region primarily inhabited by the Merina ethnic group with a spiritual capital at Ambohimanga and a political capital 24 kilometres west at Antananarivo, currently the seat of government for the modern democratic state of Madagascar.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at -18.91, 47.54 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
Tags:Former monarchies of Africa, History of Madagascar, States and territories established in 1787


Analamanga is a region in central Madagascar, containing the capital Antananarivo and surrounding metropolitan area. The region had an estimated population of 2,811,500 in 2004. The head of the region is Pierre Manganirina Randrianarisoa.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at -18.91, 47.54 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
Tags:Analamanga, Regions of Madagascar


Antananarivo, formerly Tananarive, is the capital and largest city in Madagascar. It is also known by its French colonial shorthand form Tana. The larger urban area surrounding the city, known as Antananarivo-Renivohitra ("Antananarivo-Mother Hill" or "Antananarivo-Capital"), is the capital of Analamanga Region.

More reading: Antananarivo homepage
Located at -18.91, 47.54 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
Tags:Antananarivo, Cities in Madagascar, Populated places established in the 1620s, Populated places in Analamanga, Regional capitals in Madagascar

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