Changes

Jump to: navigation, search

Ambatondrazaka

650 bytes added, 20:16, 3 January 2021
no edit summary
'''Ambatondrazaka is a small, delightful town situated over several hills at the southern end of the [[Lac Alaotra]] in Madagascar. The town is surrounded by large rice fields and the region is commonly known as the rice granary of Madagascar. Due to lack of water the most southern part of the lake Lake Alaotra is overgrown and cannot be seen from the city anymore. In 2004 the town's population was estimated at 75,675. The town has several churches, a stadium, an old train station and a market offering fresh products of from the arearegion. '''
By car The town was founded by Randriambololona and her three children: Raseheno, Ramiangaly and Razak who settled here in the late eighteenth century. From a historical and linguistic point of view, Ambatondrazaka can be reached originates from Tana via two words: ''Vato'', which means "stone" in Malagasy, and ''Razak''. After Razak won the war against the RN2 direction [[MoramangaVazimba]] he celebrated the victory and from there via RN44 directly to Ambatondrazakaheld a stone in the air. A railroad once connected This stone was the city with origin of the capital but is no longer in usetown's name: "under Razak's stone". <!-- airport code WAM -->
<googlemap versiondiv style="0.9" lat=max-width:600px;">{{#display_map:-17.819852" lon="819893, 48.418894" 41928~'''Ambatondrazaka'''~~;|type=satellite|service=google|width=auto|height=400|zoom="15" |controls="large">pan, zoom, type, scale|copycoords=yes-17|icon=https://www.madacamp.819893, 48com/images/madagascar/Green_marker.41928pngAmbatondrazaka}}</googlemapdiv>
The town was founded by Randriambololona and her three children: Raseheno, Ramiangaly and Razak who settled here in Ambatondrazaka is the late eighteenth century. From a historical and linguistic point capital of view, Ambatondrazaka originates from two words: "Vato", which means stone in Malagasy, and "Razak". After Razak won the war against the Vazimba he celebrated the victory Alaotra Mangoro region and held a stone in the airAmbatondrazaka district. This stone was the origin of In 2004 the town's name: "under Razak's stone".<!-- Ambatondrazaka refers to an oath which Razak took before a stone that population was lifted estimated at Andohatanjona75,675.-->
'''Hotels By car Ambatondrazaka can be reached from [[Antananarivo]] via the RN2 direction [[Moramanga]] and from there via RN44 directly to Ambatondrazaka. To Ambatondrazaka it takes about 6 hours by [[taxi-brousse]] from Antananarivo and about 4 hours from Moramanga. A railroad once connected the city with the capital but is no longer in Ambatondrazaka'''use. <!-- airport code WAM --> == Accommodation ==
* Hotel Nabotel
* Hotel Max et Irène
* Hotel Voahirana (has an excellent restaurant)
'''== Excursions around Ambatondrazaka'''==* Trip around the lake passing small villages and rice fields (approximately 1 day by car).* Visit to [[Bandro Park]] near [[Andreba]] (about 45 minutes by taxi-brousse) and pirogue ride on the lake.
* Chrome mines 80km west from Ambatondrazaka.
* Agricultural institute "Station Agricole CALA" located about 18km north on a peninsula.
* Trip around the lake passing small villages and rice fields (approximately 1 day by car).
* Trekking in the rainforest of Didy, about 60km from Ambatondrazaka.
* [[Zahamena National Park]], north-east of the town of Ambatondrazaka (half day by car).* Starting point for the Smuggler's Path from Lake Alaotra to the east coast. == Additional information ==View all [[Ambatondrazaka photos]]

Navigation menu