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Antananarivo, Madagascar. Satellite image of Antananarivo, the capital and largest city of Madagascar. Atananarivo, which means 'city of the thousands', is built on the slopes of a 1430 metres high ridge. At the top of the ridge is the former Merina royal residence, which was destroyed by a fire in 1995. Below, in descending order, are the administrative and financial areas and the commercial quarter. Image taken on 13 December 2001 by Space Imaging's Ikonos satellite.
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