Driving around Africa : Antananirivo, Madagascar

Antananarivo is the capital and largest city in Madagascar and was founded in 1610 by King Andrianjaka

The larger urban area surrounding the city, known as Antananarivo-Renivohitra (“Antananarivo-Mother Hill” or “Antananarivo-Capital”), is the capital of Analamanga region. The city is located 1,280 m (4,199 ft) above the sea level in the center of the island, and has been the island’s largest population center since at least the 18th century.    1,613,375[

 

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