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Mandrare River and Lake Anony, Madagascar

25.1S 46.4E

June 14th, 2009 Category: Lakes, Rivers

Madagascar - June 8th, 2009

Madagascar - June 8th, 2009

The principal river in southern Madagascar, the Mandrare, winds its way to the country’s eastern coast. It has a basin area of some 12,435 square kilometers (4,803 sq mi), but  runs dry during certain months in this desert region.

Lake Anony, not far from the coast, east of the rivermouth, is bordered with sand dunes and is a habitat for flamingos.

The land near the ocean on the upper right is mostly green, reflecting the moist forests of the coastal lowlands that frame much of the eastern shore of Madagascar.

Further below, however, this terrain becomes less green, as more arid soil is present in the dry southern part of the country.

Inland, in the upper left quadrant, the red soils and ridges of the highlands contrast with the flat, green coast.

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