Brickaville

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Brickaville
Ampasimanolotra/Vohibinany
Brickaville is located in Madagascar
Brickaville
Brickaville
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 18°49′10″S 49°04′25″E / 18.81944°S 49.07361°E / -18.81944; 49.07361
Country  Madagascar
Region Atsinanana
District Brickaville District
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Brickaville is a village in Atsinanana Region, Madagascar.

Sugarcane factory in Brickaville in 2007

Also known as Ampasimanolotra and Vohibinany, Brickaville is located along Route nationale 2 (RN 2), 105 km south of Toamasina (the primary seaport of the country) and 220 km east of Antananarivo (the capital)[1] It is also situated alongside the Rianila river.

Its main industries revolve around sugar.[2]

In 2002, infighting between groups aligned with outgoing President Didier Ratsiraka and his successor Marc Ravalomanana led to the important Route 2 bridge over the Rianila being blocked, choking commerce between Toamasina and Antananarivo.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (French) tourismemada.com
  2. ^ Lonely Planet Madagascar & Comoros, p. 197 (2008)
  3. ^ Leithead, Alastair (28 April 2002). Madagascar's road to ruin, BBC News