Antananarivo is the capital city of Madagascar. Home to about 1.5 million people, "Taná" is located in central Madagascar. Malagasy people from all over the country will often move to and live in Taná at some point in their lives for either work or school.
Located 350 kilometers from Taná, Toamasina (Tamatave) is located on the North-Eastern coast of Madagascar. Toamasina is home to approx. 275,000 people, and the city is drastically different than Taná. Homes are typically small and built on short stilts because of heavy rainfall and flooding. Common jobs are street selling, pousse driving, fishing and bike repair.
Mahajanga is one of the Northern most city/provinces of Madagascar. It is located on the North-Western coast and is home to about 220,000 people. Mahajanga's econony revolves heavily on fishing and shrimp exportation.
Ambositra is a relatively small city 250 kilometers south of Taná. This small city's claim to fame is their world famous woodwork. Malagasy woodwork used to come from all over the island, but due to deforestation, many provinces have stopped. The Betsileo tribe in Ambositra, however, is still going strong.
Toliara is a town on the South-Western tip of Madagascar. It is very hot and dry. It is a hub of salt exportation and one of the biggest baobab forests in the world. One of the worlds largest corral reefs is located just off the coast.