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see ToamasinaToamasina
, formerly Tamatave
, city (1993 pop. 127,441), NE Madagascar. Situated on the Indian Ocean, it is the nation's chief port and is connected by rail with Antananarivo. Toamasina exports sugar, coffee, cloves, and rice. Food processing is the chief industry.
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a city in the Democratic Republic of Madagascar and capital of Tamatave Province. Population, 59,100 (1971). Tamatave is linked by rail and highway with the capital. It is the country’s main seaport, with a freight turnover of 1.7 million tons (1974); agricultural products (rice, coffee, bananas) and graphite are exported. Tamatave also has a petroleum refinery and enterprises of the food and metalworking industries.

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Discussion: Described by Hungerford and Evans (1934) from one male and one female taken in the "Region du Sud-est, Vallee du Fanjahira, Isaka," plus another female from Tamatave, and not recorded since.
The ruling party I Love Madagascar (TIM) holds a solid majority of seats; others holding seats include: Judged by Your Work (AVI), Rally for Social Democracy (RSPD), Pillar and Podium for the Development of Madagascar (AREMA), Militants for the Development of Madagascar (MFM), Reflection and Action Group for Development in Madagascar (GRAD-Iloafo), Economic Liberalism and Democratic Action for Reconstruction Party (LEADER-Fanilo), and the regional party For A Mature Tamatave. There also dozens of minor parties.
Visit Port Louis, Mahe, Mombasa, Mayotte, Nosy Be, Tamatave and St Denis.
Objective: To reduce diarrhoeal disease in the Tamatave region through the provision of safe water, improved sanitation, and behavioural change communication at local small-scale restaurants.
The Madagascar dealer Frederic Gautier (Little Big Stone, littlebig.stone@netclub.mg) has been working a pegmatite near Andilamena, Toamasina (Tamatave) Province, Madagascar for about three years now, but only recently encountered a great rarity: white Japan-law quartz twins capped by amethyst scepters.
In this paper, I examine these assumptions through an analysis of the jaombilo of Tamatave, a port city on Madagascar's east coast.
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But five provincial governors have said they recognised Tamatave -- the coastal hometown of President Ratsiraka where the country's oil refineries are concentrated -- as "an alternative capital" to the opposition-controlled Antananarivo.
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