Vatomandry

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Vatomandry
Vatomandry is located in Madagascar
Vatomandry
Vatomandry
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 19°19′51″S 48°58′41″E / 19.33083°S 48.97806°E / -19.33083; 48.97806
Country  Madagascar
Region Atsinanana
District Vatomandry District
Time zone EAT (UTC3)

Vatomandry [vatʷˈmanɖʐʲ] is a city in and the administrative center of the Vatomandry District, Atsinanana Region, Madagascar.[1]

Located on the coast, the town's name means "Sleeping Rocks," derived from two black rocks near the shore. It is also on the path of the Canal des Pangalanes and Route Nationale (RN) 11.[2]

In the pre-colonial era of the 19th century, Vatomandry was a center of Hova government with an active port.[2]

Tropical Cyclone Manou in 2003 caused great damage to the town and left 68 people dead.[2] Cyclone Giovanna in 2012 also caused significant damage.[3]

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