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About Toamasina

Toamasina, meaning "like salt" or "salty", unofficially and in French Tamatave, is the capital of the Atsinanana region on the east coast of Madagascar on the Indian Ocean. The city is the chief seaport of the country, situated 215 km northeast of its capital and biggest city Antananarivo. According to the 2014 official estimate, Toamasina had a population of 300,813. The city is served by Toamasina Airport.

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