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Madagascar Island Tourism Information

Quick Facts: Madagascar Island

  • Madagascar is divided into six autonomous provinces
  • The provinces are subdivided into 22 regions
  • Province Antananarivo: Analamanga, Bongolava, Itasy, Vakinankaratra regions
  • Province Antsiranana: Diana, Sava regions
  • Province Fianarantsoa: Amoron'i Mania, Atsimo-Atsinanana, Haute-Matsiatra, Ihorombe, Vatovavy-Fitovinany regions
  • Province Mahajanga: Betsiboka, Boeny, Melaky, Sofia regions
  • Province Toliara: Androy, Anosy, Atsimo-Andrefana, Menabe regions
  • Province Toamasina: Alaotra Mangoro, Analanjirofo, Atsinanana regions
  • Madagascar's capital city Antananarivo is beautifully set in a slanting valley near the island's center
  • The Andasibe-Mantadia National Park is the home of Indris which is the largest species in the Lemur family
  • Antsirabe is famous for its volcanic carter lakes and old thermal spas
  • The Canal Des Pangalanes in Madagascar connects several lakes and rivers along the eastern shore of Madagascar
  • Madagascar's Masoala peninsula is home to magnificent and exotic rain forests ( part of the Masoala National Park
  • Tulear is a port town offering tourists excellent diving and snorkeling opportunities
  • The port town of Toamasina features magnificent old colonial buildings and old ruins
  • Nosy Be island of Madagascar is a beautiful beach resort area with sandy beaches and exotic scenery
  • Taolagnaro, Antsiranana, Nosy Boraha, Nosy Mangabe, Fianarantsoa, Ihosy and Mahajanga are also tourist attractions of Madagascar 

Introducing Madagascar Island

Madagascar is divided into six autonomous provinces and further subdivided into 22 regions. 

The provinces and regions of Madagascar comprise:
 
Province Antananarivo:
  • Analamanga
  • Bongolava
  • Itasy
  • Vakinankaratra
Province Antsiranana:
  • Diana
  • Sava 
Province Fianarantsoa:
  • Amoron'i Mania
  • Atsimo-Atsinanana
  • Haute-Matsiatra
  • Ihorombe
  • Vatovavy-Fitovinany
Province Mahajanga:
  • Betsiboka
  • Boeny
  • Melaky
  • Sofia
Province Toliara:
  • Androy
  • Anosy
  • Atsimo-Andrefana
  • Menabe
Province Toamasina:
  • Alaotra Mangoro
  • Analanjirofo
  • Atsinanana.
Attractions in Madagascar
 
Antananarivo
 
Madagascar's capital city Antananarivo is beautifully set in a slanting valley near the island's center.  Antananarivo awaits the traveller with its bustling streets, colorful flower markets and botanical as well as zoological gardens where rare and exotic plant and animal species can be seen.  The most popular hotels in Antananarivo include the Hilton Madagascar, the Hotel Colbert, the Ibis Antananarivo and the De France Hotel.
 
Andasibe-Mantadia National Park
 
This National Park is the home of Indris which is the largest species in the Lemur family. The Andasibe-Mantadia National Park is home to beautiful birds, orchids and other species.
 
Antsirabe
 
Antsirabe is famous for its volcanic carter lakes and old thermal spas which are worth a visit. Antsirabe in Madagascar has stone cutting facilities known as lapidaries.
 
Canal Des Pangalanes
 
The Canal Des Pangalanes in Madagascar was constructed by the French colonists.   The Canal Des Pangalanes connects several lakes and rivers along the eastern shore of Madagascar. The Canal site also features lush vegetation which include vanilla plants, coconut and cinnamon trees.
 
Masoala Peninsula
 
Madagascar's Masoala peninsula is home to magnificent and exotic rain forests. Most parts of this peninsula are protected by the Masoala National Park.
 
Tulear
 
Tulear is a port town offering tourists excellent diving and snorkeling opportunities.  A small cultural museum is located in Tulear as well.
 
Toamasina
 
Toamasina is another port town in Madagascar which features magnificent old colonial buildings and old ruins. This region of Madagascar was a former enclave for pirates.
 
Nosy Be
 
The popular Nosy Be island of Madagascar is a beautiful beach resort area with sandy beaches and exotic scenery.  It is here where visitors can enjoy great diving and snorkeling.
 
Other attractions of Madagascar
 
Apart from the above, Madagascar's tourist attractions comprise Taolagnaro, Antsiranana, Nosy Boraha, Nosy Mangabe, Fianarantsoa, Ihosy and Mahajanga.  
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