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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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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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Like other coastal East African and Indian Ocean towns, the spatial unfolding of Majunga emerged as a kind of palimpsest.
fanjahira to colonize isolated habitats in dry country is evidenced by the capture by the first author of a male specimen from a hotel swimming pool in Majunga.
The area is in the Mitsinjo District, Boeny or Sofia Region, Mahajanga (Majunga) Province.
(32) They set up stations in Antananarivo and the port towns of Tamatave and, later, Majunga in order to record the weather using rain gauges, barometers, thermometers, and other instruments.
(24) Difficulties in securing basing rights, however, delayed the participation of maritime patrol aircraft; France rebuffed Britain's request to use Majunga. The British Middle East Command accordingly prepared to launch patrol aircraft to the Mozambique Channel all the way from Mombasa, Kenya.
lutte contre les maladies emergentes Tana, Majunga,
(2009) 'Une metropole regionale dans un pays en voie de developpement: Majunga'.
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]19.16'S 46[degrees]48.80'E, 8-17.xii.2002, deciduous dry forest, M.