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Date Published: July 23, 2017, 2:21 p.m.

The city of Antananarivo, located in the highlands central Madagascar, culminates at 1,300 m altitude.It is located between latitude 18 ° 55 'S and 47 ° 32' S longitude. Its area is 86.4 km2. She disposes a tropical climate characterized by cool winters and verydry and mild and rainy summers. Administratively, thecity is the capital of Madagascar, capital of the regionAnalamanga, Antananarivo-Renivohitra District andof the urban commune of Antananarivo. 

The city is divided into 6 districts.In 2009, the population was estimated at 1,500,000 inhabitants,and it is expected to reach 1,800,000 in 2011. The main cause of this demographic increase seems to be the rural exodus which has accelerated because of economic difficulties in the countryside