Antananarivo, formerly French Tananarive [- ri ː v], capital of Madagascar, in the Central Highlands from 1200 to 1400 m above sea level (2018) 1.3 million residents.
Seat of government and parliament, a Catholic archbishop, the Academy of Sciences, the state university (founded in 1955), national library, museum of art and archeology, zoological garden; Food, textile, metal, electrical, paper and pharmaceutical industries, leather processing, assembly of motor vehicles and communications equipment, construction. International Airport.
The fortress in the upper town (17th century) with the Queen’s Palace (built in wood in 1839, later surrounded by a four-tower stone structure; throne room, picture gallery) and other royal palaces (historical museums) and tombs was badly damaged by arson in 1995 (externally rebuilt). North of Antananarivo is Ambohimanga, the residence and holy city of the Merina kings founded at the beginning of the 18th century (UNESCO World Heritage Site).
Antananarivo became the capital of the Merina Kingdom ( Madagascar, history) in 1794.
- Abbreviation: TNR
- Country: Madagascar
List of Antananarivo Acronyms
The most commonly used abbreviations for Antananarivo is TNR which stands for Antananarivo. In the following table, you can see all acronyms related to Antananarivo, including abbreviations for airport, city, school, port, government, and etc.
|Antananarivo||AAMM||Antananarivo Annual and Missionary Magazine|
|Antananarivo||TNR||Antananarivo, Madagascar – Ivato|