"The Jewel of the Indian Ocean" Madagascar by explore_discover

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July-October 2012 - 90 Days
November 6th 2012 - January 31st 2013 - 87 days
February 24th 2013 ~ May 21st 2013
August 18 2013 >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>till todate

In 2004, the government abolished the Provinces and created 22 regions to decentralize the power and to allow each region to gain some administrative autonomy. Here are the details

Regions Capital Former Province
Analamanga Antananarivo Antananarivo
Bongolava Tsiroanomandidy Antananarivo
Itasy Miarinarivo Antananarivo Antananarivo
Vakinankaratra Antisrabe Antananarivo
Amoron'i Mania Ambositra Fianarantsoa
Atsimo- Atsinana Farafangana Fianarantsoa
Haute Matsiatra Fianarantsoa Fianarantsoa
Vatovavy-Fitovinany Manakara Fianarantsoa
Ihorombe Ihosy Fianarantsoa
Alaotra Mangoro Ambatondrazaka Toamasina
Analanjirofo Fenoarivo Atsinana Toamasina
Atsinanana Toamasina Toamasina
Betsiboka Maevatanana Mahajanga
Boeny Mahajanga Mahajanga
Melaky Maintirano Mahajanga
Sofia Antsohihy Mahajanga
Androy Ambovombe Toliara
Anosy Tolagnaro (Fort Dauphin) Toliara
Atsimo-Andrefana Toliara (Tulear) Toliara
Menabe Morondava Toliara
Diana Antsiranana Antsiranana
Sava Sambava Antsiranana

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  • kenHuocj's Profile Photo
    Oct 8, 2015 at 8:32 AM

    your bleeding earth photo confirms man's disregard for the country's valuable tropical forest resource ;-(((

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