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Diego Suarez - Antsiranana


History of Diego Suarez

History of Diego Suarez

Diego-Suarez, or Antsiranana, is the largest city in the north of Madagascar and the third largest port on the island. It is the capital of the province of Diego-Suarez. With Nosy Be and Sainte-Marie Island, it is one of the three French settlements that were associated with the territory of the former Merina Kingdom to form the former French Protectorate of Madagascar, whose boundaries the current Malagasy Republic retains. Following the recent establishment of twenty-two regions in 2004, it became the capital of the Diana region.

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