Where is Mahajanga Located?
In the northwest of Madagascar is the great port city of Mahajanga (frz. Majunga), which means as much as: “city of flowers”. The earth is fertile and offers local farmers a secure income. In addition to sightseeing, there are some beautiful destinations in the surrounding area, such as the Cirque Route and the beaches of Antsanitia.
What Country is Mahajanga in?
Trade is considered by the port as the most important source of income Mahajanga, although the ships are loaded here on the open sea – the port itself does not have its own cargo box. Unfortunately, the city was rather devastated by the cyclone Gafilo in 2004.
Mahajanga consists of two districts and has a lot to offer: the Old Town is located in the area of the port and is characterized by Spice and Indian inhabitants. The new town, which houses streets from the colonial era, is located just behind it in the East, and is more like a chessboard pattern.
There are only a few colonial buildings in Mahajanga, such as the Post office, the Catholic cathedral and the 1956 town hall – all located in the southwestern corner of the city between the Port, Avenue de la Republique and Ave De France.
This is also the landmark of the city, the largest and oldest Baobab with its 12 meters in diameter and more than 21 meters in circumference, which was supposed to have been a meeting place during colonial times as well as a colonial execution site for unwillingness Sakalava. On the Boulevard Poincaré, which emerges from the Boulevard Marcoz, walk and linger under palm trees and look at the sea, lined by three sides of water.
Further south on the Boulevard Poincaré you reach the old port facilities, which are almost out of Service. The trading Arabs have all left their mark architecturally, and so the district is kormorisch-Arabic marked: With many Dhows, the wooden carvings on the doors, a North African-influenced market and mosques with minarets.