Antananarivo (province)

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Basic data
Country Madagascar
Capital Antananarivo
surface 55,283 km²
Residents 4,580,788 (2001)
density 83 inhabitants per km²
founding 1965
ISO 3166-2 MG-T

Coordinates: 18 ° 45 ′  S , 46 ° 45 ′  E

Antananarivo is a former province ( faritany mizakatena ) of Madagascar with the capital of the same name, Antananarivo . It had an area of ​​55,283 km² and about 4.6 million inhabitants, of which about 1.5 million lived in the capital. Most of the inhabitants belonged to the Merina ethnic group ( Foko ) . Antananarivo was founded in 1965 and was one of the most important provinces of Madagascar in terms of industry. On April 4, 2007, Marc Ravalomanana held a referendum on an amendment to the constitution, which established a new administrative structure without provinces from October 2009.

In older contexts, the short name Tana is also commonly used .

Administrative division

Until October 2009 Madagascar was divided into six provinces ( faritany mizakatena ). The regions ( Faritra ) founded in 2004 were the second administrative unit until the provinces were dissolved. From November 2009 they became the first administrative unit. The regions are each divided into districts ( Fivondronana ). The breakdown for the former province of Antananarivo is shown below.

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Web links

Commons : Antananarivo  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Administrative units - Madagascar ( Memento of December 21, 2008 in the Internet Archive )
  2. Frederic L. Pryor: Malaŵi and Madagascar . Oxford University Press, ISBN 978-0-19-520823-8 , pp. 393 (English, [accessed on November 19, 2017]).
  3. Diana. Ministère de l'Economie et du Plan, accessed on November 19, 2017 (French).