|Founded||1610 or 1625|
|• Mayor of Antananarivo||Lalao Ravalomanana|
|• Total||88 km2 (34 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1,276 m (4,186 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC+3 (East Africa Time)|
|Area code||(+261) 023|
|Website||www.mairie-antananarivo.mg (in French)|
Antananarivo has a population of over 1.4 million people. Including an Anglican cathedral and a Roman Catholic cathedral, there are about fifty churches in the city and its suburbs. There is also a Muslim mosque. Antananarivo is home of the University of Madagascar and the Collège Rural d'Ambatobe.
History[change | change source]
Until 1869 all buildings in the city were of wood or rushes. Since the introduction of stone and brick, the whole city has been rebuilt. It now has many notable structures. For example, the royal palaces, the Anglican and Roman Catholic cathedrals, several stone and brick churches, colleges, schools, hospitals, courts of justice and other government buildings.
The city was captured by the French in 1895. Since then, good roads have been built in the city.
References[change | change source]
- "2005 population estimates for cities in Madagascar". Retrieved 1 April 2014.
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