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, 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.