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