Mahavelona

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Mahavelona
Foulpointe
Foulpointe
Nickname(s): Foulpointe
Mahavelona is located in Madagascar
Mahavelona
Mahavelona
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 17°41′10″S 49°31′6″E / 17.68611°S 49.51833°E / -17.68611; 49.51833
Country  Madagascar
Region Atsinanana
District Toamasina II
Elevation[1] 9 m (30 ft)
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Mahavelona (commonly called Foulpointe), is a town in the district of Toamasina II, in the region of Atsinanana, on the northern part of the east coast of Madagascar.

Geography[edit]

It is situated at the coast of the Indian Ocean south of the mouth of the Onibe River. The town is located at 60 km[2] north of Toamasina on the RN 5 between Toamasina and Maroantsetra. There is a reef around 150 metres out to sea which prevents waves hitting the beach; the waters by the shoreline are completely calm as a result.

Economy[edit]

Its economy is based on tourism.

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