About Antananarivo


Let's have a look around into background of Antananarivo
  • Country: Madagascar
  • Latitude: -18.9166667
  • Longitude: 47.5166667
  • Time zone: Indian/Antananarivo
  • Current time zone offset: UTC/GMT +3 hours

Weather in Antananarivo

  • Climate: Oceanic Subtropical Highland Climate
  • Best Time to Visit: April to Mid-December

Location

Antananarivo also was known by its French colonial shorthand form Tana, are the capital and largest city of Madagascar. The larger urban area surrounding the city, known as Antananarivo-Renivohitra is the capital of Analamanga region. The city is located 1,280 m (4,199 ft) above the sea level in the center of the island, and has been the island's largest population center since at least the 18th century Antananarivo was historically the capital of the Merina people, who continue to form the majority of the city's estimated 1,300,000 (2013) inhabitants, as well as the surrounding urban areas which in all have a total metropolitan population approaching three million.

Distance from Antananarivo center to Airport

The closest major airport to Antananarivo, Madagascar is Ivato International Airport (TNR / FMMI).

  • Driving Distance: 13 miles / 21 km
  • Driving Time: 36 Minutes
  • Languages: Malagasy followed by French being the most widely spoken languages.

Modes of transport

  • Airport: Ivato International Airport
  • Rail: Madarail
  • Road: Bus: Minibus

Customs and Tipping

For Restaurants and Bars:

  • Waitress and Bartender – 10 – 15 % of the Bill.

For Hotels:

  • Room Service: 5,000 Ar – 15,000 Ar
  • Housekeeper:2000 Ar per Day
  • Concierge: 15,000 Ar - 20,000 Ar

Valet Parking:

  • Parking or Returning Car: 2000 Ar - 5,000 Ar

Nearby Tourist Cities

  • Manjakandriana,
  • Arivonimamo,
  • Ambatolampy

Emergency Contact Numbers in Antananarivo city

  • Fire / Police/ Ambulance: 118/117
  • Railroad: +261 20 22 345 99
  • Airport: +261 20 22 440 41 (Ivato International Airport)
  • Hospital: +261 20 22 279 79 (Joseph Ravoahangy Andrianavalona Hospital)

Events

  • Alahamadi Be
  • Feria Oramena
  • Santabary Festival

Tourist Attractions

  • Rova of Antananarivo
  • Botanical and Zoological Garden of Tsimbazaza
  • Andafiavaratra Palace

Theatre & Concerts

  • Theater place Alasora
  • Ritz
  • Big Boss

Visit Top Restaurants in Antananarivo

  • La Varangue
  • Le Rossini
  • Citizen

Top Shopping Centers in Antananarivo

  • ToughStuff Madagascar
  • Analakely Market
  • Avance Center

Museums, Galleries and Gardens

  • Pirates Museum
  • University of Madagascar's Museum of Art and Archaeology
  • Museum of Ethnology and Paleontology

Iconic Delicacies of Iconic Restros

  • Sandwiches– Saka Express
  • Pancakes – Breizh Box Creperie
  • Pizza – Aero Pizza

Sports Club

  • AS Adema – Football
  • FC Jirama Antsirabe – Football
  • Ajesaia – Football

Shelling Out Dollars

  • Imported beer: 3,500.00 Ar  
  • Taxi: 5,000.00 Ar (base price)
  • 3 BHK (Downtown): 6,004,408.08 Ar
  • Cheap meal: 11,790.80 Ar
  • Gasoline: 3,190.62 Ar / litre
  • 3 course meal: 40,000.00 Ar 
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