Majunga


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Majunga:

see MahajangaMahajanga
, formerly Majunga
, city (1993 pop. 100,807), NW Madagascar, on the Mozambique Channel. Despite its shallow harbor, Mahajanga is one of the nation's chief ports. The Betsiboka River valley provides access to the interior.
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Majunga

 

a city in the northwestern part of of the Malagasy Republic and the administrative center of Majunga Province. Population, 54,000 (1970). In terms of freight turnover it is the country’s second largest seaport after Tamatave. Majunga is the center of an agricultural region producing rice, sugarcane, pepper, and coffee. It has food-processing, textile, and cement industries.

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Urban epidemic of bubonic plague in Majunga, Madagascar: epidemiological aspects.
On 16 March the French relented, and by 19 March a detachment of three Shackletons was flying daily single-aircraft patrols from Majunga, at first complementing the carrier-based patrols and then replacing them.
lutte contre les maladies emergentes Tana, Majunga,
unloading coconuts from a dhow in Majunga -- Madagascar's main western port and main town of the Sakalava tribe.
a wholly owned subsidiary of Vanco Energy Company, announces that the Majunga Offshore Profond joint venture group is conducting a comprehensive 3D seismic acquisition program covering 3,657 square kilometers of the deepwater portion of the block.
Paratypes: MADAGASCAR: Toliara: 4[male] same as holotype (CAS & J-HS); 1[male] Majunga Ampijoroa National Park, 160 km N of Maevatananaon RN 443 m, 16[degrees]19.
Significant mineral occurrences in the country's non-igneous and non-metamorphic rocks are uncommon, although beautiful celestine specimens come from sedimentary rocks (marls) near Majunga, and well-crystallized zeolites such as gmelinite, analcime and chabazite were found in volcanic rocks at some historical localities (Lacroix, 1922-23; Behier, 1960).
HOUSTON -- Vanco Madagascar Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Vanco Energy Company, announces that the Majunga Offshore Profond joint venture group is conducting a comprehensive 3D seismic acquisition program covering 3,657 square kilometers of the deepwater portion of the block.
Harin'Hala, Malaise trap; 1[male] Majunga, Ambovomamy, Belambo, 20 km NW Port Berger, secondary growth on white sand, 15[degrees]27.
Meanwhile, however, he was selling about 20 superb crystal clusters, miniature to small-cabinet size, of shining, transparent blue celestine from the Katsepy mine, Majunga, Madagascar, with geode linings sporting individual celestine crystals to 10 cm.
In November and December 2004, the Ministry of Population trained 40 community leaders in Ivato and Majunga on the protection of children.
Vanco Energy Company signed a contract today for the Majunga Offshore Profond Block in the deepwater Majunga Basin offshore Madagascar.