Fianarantsoa


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Fianarantsoa

(fyänäräntso͞o`ə, –tsō`ə), town (1993 pop. 99,005), S central Madagascar, in the central highlands. It is the chief commercial center of a fertile agricultural region producing rice, coffee, potatoes, tobacco, and wine. Food processing is the town's chief industry. A railroad connects Fianarantsoa with Manakara, a small port on the Indian Ocean.

Fianarantsoa

 

a city in Madagascar; the administrative center of the province of Fianarantsoa. Population, 55,500 (1971). Fianarantsoa is linked by rail to the port of Manakara. The center of an agricultural region that grows rice and raises livestock, it has rice-processing and meat-canning enterprises.

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