Fenoarivo Atsinanana

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Fenoarivo Atsinanana
Fénérive Est
Memorial plaque on Independence avenue
Memorial plaque on Independence avenue
Coat of arms of Fenoarivo Atsinanana
Coat of arms
Fenoarivo Atsinanana is located in Madagascar
Fenoarivo Atsinanana
Fenoarivo Atsinanana
Location in Madagascar
Coordinates: 17°22′0″S 49°25′0″E / 17.36667°S 49.41667°E / -17.36667; 49.41667
Country  Madagascar
Region Analanjirofo
Population
 • Total 18,000
Climate Af

Fenoarivo Atsinanana (French: Fénérive Est) is a city (commune urbaine) in Madagascar.

It is the capital of the Analanjirofo region and of the Fenoarivo Atsinanana District.

The city is located on the east coast about 103 km north of the city of Toamasina.

Economy[edit]

The region around Fénérive is one of the most important clove growing areas of Madagascar. The city is also one of the most important sea resorts at the East coast.

History[edit]

In the 17th century it was a privateer's harbour. Ratsimilaho, the first king of the Betsimisaraka, was the son of a pirate and a local princess. He is buried on the island Nosy Hely, a former pirate's stronghold that can be visited today (Vohimasina).[1]

Religion[edit]

There's a Catholic Diocese in Fénérive.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tourismemada.com - Fénérive (french)

Coordinates: 17°22′S 49°25′E / 17.367°S 49.417°E / -17.367; 49.417