Antananarivo is the capital and one of the largest cities in Madagascar. It was formerly known as Tananarive. It has the highest population of any city in the country. Antananarivo is situated at a central strategic point on the island. It was founded in the early 1600 and was captured by the Imerina kings in 1794 and ruled it up to the 19th Century. It is the heart of Madagascar’s political, economic, educational, and cultural activities as the headquarters of many national, international, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are located here. Air transport is majorly used in the town, and an international airport is located in Ivato 11 miles north. It is home to 50 churches and a mosque.
Toamasina is one of the best cities in Madagascar located on the east coast of Madagascar. Toamasina is the capital of the Atsinanana and known as the country’s chief seaport and is located nearly 134 miles northeast of Antananarivo. It is the second most populated city with 274,667. This port serves as the country’s most important gateway to the Indian Ocean and the world. It is home to several wide selections of hotels and restaurants. The coastal line has irresistible beautiful beaches, but swimming is discouraged due to the existence of sharks. In the heart of the city is the central market which specializes in exotic spices and locally made handicrafts. It is one of the most popular sites in the city.
With a population of 238,478 Antsirabe is popular cities in Madagascar. You will find here a relatively cool climate and the presence of multiple thermal springs in the area. It is situated at an altitude of around 4,900 feet and has a subtropical highland climate. The majority of the population comes from an ethnic group of Merina who speaks the Highland dialect of Malagasy and also French. Different denominations are represented in the city with the presence of two churches and two mosques and Traditional practices aren’t also left out. Economically, it is the home of an export processing zone and several factories ranging from beverage plants, textiles, and grain. The thermal bath Center opened in 1917, the railway station of 1923 the volcanic Lake Tritriva all are several tourist attractions sites in the city.
Mahajanga is one of the top cities in Madagascar as well as an administrative district. This city is located along the northwest coast of Madagascar.
With a population of 220,629, it is the capital of the Boeny region. It is the second-largest seaport in the country after Toamasina. Only small ships anchor at the terminal because of limited water at the wharf, resulting in bigger ships anchoring off the terminal. It is also one of the favorite tourist attraction sites for both local and international tourist due to the beautiful beaches, coconut-lined boardwalk, and rain-free weather
Joffreville is quite the bustling little colonial city. This city was used to be a favored vacation spot for the French military. but now in the present day, its pomp is somewhat diminished.
This famous city in Madagascar is quiet and relaxing, and some parts of it look more like a village than the colony it used to be. You will find here some nice landscapes in the surrounding areas, nice bays and beaches you would surely like. Some really nice hotels hear and another big plus for the city is that it’s close to the most visited natural attraction of Madagascar like the Parc National de Montagne d’Ambre. The park is very pleasant and beautiful despite the fact that is rains here every day.
Ambohimanga is a tourist city in Madagascar that is deeply entwined with Malagasy national identity. Some times it is also known as Royal Hill because it was once the onetime home of the local kings. The mounds of palaces and burial grounds, crumbling fortifications, and regal tombs expanded and added to throughout the 1800s. It was the place from which King Andrianampoinimerina and the kingpin of one of Madagascar’s four quadrants that launched his now-famed campaigns to re-unify Imerina following more than seven decades of civil war in the 18th century. Today, tourists can come on a day trip from the capital to tour the UNESCO spot. It spying out the kingly courtrooms and exquisite timber and stone Rova (settlement) architecture.