Toamasina, often known as Tamatave, is a city in Madagascar. It is the chief seaport of Madagascar, situated nearly on the centre of the eastern coast. It owes its importance to the existence of a coral reef, which forms a spacious and fairly commodious harbour, entered by two openings. The town is built on a sandy peninsula which projects at right angles from the general coast-line. On this are crowded together a considerable number of houses, with good shops and merchants offices in the main thoroughfares.
Currency in Madagascar: Malagasy franc (MGF)