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Toamasina

(tōəm`əsēnə), formerly

Tamatave

(tämätäv`), 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. The town was founded in the 18th cent. around a European trading post. After its capture (1817) by Radama I, it became the chief port of his kingdom. Toamasina was occupied repeatedly by the French, and it was the base for their conquest (1894) of the interior. Severely damaged (1927) by a storm, the city was subsequently rebuilt.

Toamasina

a port in E Madagascar, on the Indian Ocean: the country's chief commercial centre. Pop.: 198 000 (2005 est.)
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A handout photo taken on October 19, 2017 and released by international humanitarian non-governmental organisation Medecin sans Frontieres (MSF - Doctors Without Borders) on October 25, 2017 shows nurses preparing care for patients with plague at the health centre Plague Triage and Treatment Center, in Toamasina. (AFP) RIYADH: The Health Ministry warned the citizens about traveling to Madagascar and the Indian Ocean islands of Seychelles and Mauritius, due to the outbreak of the "Black Death" plague, according to Sabq.
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All of the proposed power plants are outside the capital city of Antananarivo in Tsimiroro, Mahajanga, Nosy Boraha, Nosy Be, Antsiranana and Toamasina. In keeping with the President's motto for "inclusive development," these projects will provide even access to energy across the island.
"It is amazing to think this was made possible on a ship docked in the port of Toamasina in Madagascar - it is such a wonderful thing to be a part of."
The three-year project will also ease off freight transport from the region to the chief seaport of Toamasina.
The eight airports include Diego in northern Madagascar, Fort- Dauphin in the south, Ivato in the capital Antananarivo, Mahajanga in the west, Nosy-Be in the north, Sainte-Marie in the east, Toamasina in the east and Toliara in the south.
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In the port city of Toamasina, the alarming trend is very evident.
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