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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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the onshore Majunga Basin immediately adjacent to offshore acreage held by
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.
In June 1971, the Malagasy Republic asked the Royal Air Force to eliminate the Shackleton detachment at Majunga.
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.
Operator - 30%), ExxonMobil Exploration and Production Madagascar Majunga Ltd.
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Vanco Energy Company signed a contract today for the Majunga Offshore Profond Block in the deepwater Majunga Basin offshore Madagascar.
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The Antonibe offshore area encompasses 5,200 square kilometres in the Majunga Basin.
Vanco Energy Company signed a contract for the Majunga Offshore Profond Block in the deepwater Majunga Basin offshore Madagascar.
Majunga / foret Ankarafantsitka [= Ankarafantsika] 120m / XII-[19]59 / Raharizonina // INSTITUT / SCIENTIFIQUE / MADAGASCAR [pale grey card] // MUSEUM PARIS" [head missing]; 1[male] "MUSEUM PARIS / MADAGASCAR / PROV.