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Madagascar Provinces and Regions 

Provinces Antananarivo - Antsiranana - Fianarantsoa - Mahajanga - Toamasina - Toliara - Regions Alaotra Mangoro - Amoron'i Mania - AnalamangaAnalanjirofo - AnosyAndroyAtsimo-AndrefanaAtsimo-Atsinanana - AtsinananaBetsibokaBoeny - BongolavaDianaHaute Matsiatra - Ihorombe - ItasyMelaky - MenabeSofiaVakinankaratra - Sava - Vatovavy Fitovinany  - 

Note: The governors in opposition were appointees of rival president Marc Ravalomanana; they and their successors are styled "presidents of the special delegation."  Dates are given for the anti-Ravalomana governors who declared ambiguous secession from the Ravalomanana controlled central government, these declarations were not nationally or internationally recognized. Effective 3 Sep 2004, 22 regions were created. The six provinces were abolished as such in 2007, but remain as "administrative circumscriptions."


Antananarivo

[Antananarivo flag]

Governor
12 Jun 2001 - 28 Feb 2002  Pascal Rakotomavo                  (b. 1934 - d. 2010)
Military governor
28 Feb 2002 - 27 Mar 2002  Léon-Claude Raveloarison 
Presidents of the Special Delegation
22 Mar 2002 - 11 Jul 2004  Ferdinand Razakarimanana           (b. 1945)
                             (in opposition to 27 Mar 2002)
11 Jul 2004 - 2007         François Emile Rakotomalala 


Regions

Analamanga

Chiefs of region
 3 Sep 2004 - 15 Mar 2005  Noël Nirina Raharijaona
15 Mar 2005 - 10 Jan 2008  Pierre Manganirina Randrianarisoa  (b. 1956)
10 Jan 2008 - 2009         Fidy Ratsimbazafy                  (b. 1970?)
2009                       Njara Andrianjoky (acting)
2009 -                     Mananjara Randriambololona
                             (acting to Jul 2010)

Bongolava

Chiefs of region
 3 Sep 2004 - 2009         Jean Claude Rabarijaona
2009 -                     Vorisoa Hajanirina Tafita

Itasy

Chiefs of region
 3 Sep 2004 - 2009         Hubert Henri Rakotondrazaka
2009 - Aug 2013            Solomanoro Andriamalalavonjy
Aug 2013 -                 Francis Odilon Rasoanaivo

Vakinankaratra

Chiefs of region
 3 Sep 2004 - 2008         Lantoniaina Nirina Harintsoa
                             Rabenantoandro
Jun 2008 - 2009            Étienne Randimbiharimanana

2009 - Aug 2013            Paul Razanakolona Andriamasitera
Aug 2013 -                 Samuel Bertin Andriamasimanana



Antsiranana

30 Apr 2002 -  6 May 2002  Independence proclaimed within the "confederation of Madagascar"
                             (not recognized).

Governor
13 Jun 2001 -  1 Jul 2002  Jean-Robert Gara                   (b. 1957)
Presidents of the Special Delegation
22 Mar 2002 - 30 Jan 2003  Pascal Jaosoa                      (b. 1959)
                             (in opposition to 13 Jul 2002)
30 Jan 2003 - Jul 2004     Grégoire Arson Indray
Jul 2004 - Jan 2007        Jacky Mahafaly Tsiandopy           (b. 1952?)
Feb 2007 - 2007            Abdoul Fatah (interim)


Regions

Diana

Chiefs of region
 3 Sep 2004 - Aug 2006     Jérôme Christophe Nosy Harinony
Aug 2006 - May 2007        Raymond
May 2007 - Feb 2009        Anjara Manantsara (f)
Feb 2009 - Apr 2009        Hassan Aly
Apr 2009 - 30 May 2009     Jean de Dieu Raveloson (acting)
30 May 2009 - 20 Nov 2013  Romuald Bezara
20 Nov 2013 -              Maevalaza

Sava

Chiefs of region
 3 Sep 2004 - Feb 2007     Paulin
Feb 2007 - Jan 2008        Moana Essa Raseta (f)              (b. 1960)
15 Jan 2008 - 2009         Narcisse Benaivo Andrianaly
2009 - 20 Nov 2013         Abdillah
20 Nov 2013 -              Lucien Mananjara



Fianarantsoa

Governor
15 Jun 2001 - 20 Apr 2002  Emilson                            (b. 1952)
Presidents of the Special Delegation
22 Mar 2002 -  4 Feb 2003  Pety Rakotoniaina                  (b. 1959)
                            (in opposition to 20 Apr 2002)
 4 Feb 2003 - 11 May 2005  Ravelomanga Randrianarivo
11 May 2005 - 2007         Fidy Mpanjato Rakotonarivo


Regions

Amoron'i Mania

Chiefs of region
 3 Sep 2004 - 15 Mar 2005  Rakotonirina Operman
15 Mar 2005 -  6 Jun 2009  René Rasolofoarimanana             (b. 1961)
 6 Jun 2009 - 12 Aug 2013  Eugène Josoa Maminirina
12 Aug 2013 -              Joseph Razafimaro

Atsimo-Atsinanana

Chiefs of region
 3 Sep 2004 - Jan 2007     Christian Razanabahiny-Marojama
Mar 2007 - 2009            Jhonson Andrianahy
2009 - 20 Nov 2013         Belone Namany
20 Nov 2013 -              David Ranaivoson

Haute Matsiatra

Chiefs of region
 3 Sep 2004 - Jan 2008     Hanta Rabetaliana (f)              (b. 1963)
Jan 2008 - 2009            Jean de la Croix Rabemanana
2009 -                     Benjamina Raharison

Ihorombe

Chiefs of region
 3 Sep 2004 - 15 Mar 2005  Gabriel Rakotomaharo
15 Mar 2005 - Feb 2007     Moana Essa Raseta (f)              (b. 1960)
Feb 2007 - 2009            Richard Daniel
2009 - 20 Nov 2013         Louis Joseph Rakotoarimavo
20 Nov 2013 -              Jeannot Reribake

Vatovavy Fitovinany

Chiefs of region
 3 Sep 2004 - Jan 2007     Bernard Koto
Mar 2007 - 2009            Philibert Andriatsimanirinarivo
2009 - 28 Mar 2012         Martial Rakamisilahy
28 Mar 2012 - 20 Nov 2013  Georget Mandehatsara
20 Nov 2013 -              Jean Félix Randriamarolo



Mahajanga

 3 May 2002 - 13 Jun 2002  Independence proclaimed (not recognized). 

Governor
14 Jun 2001 - 13 Jun 2002  Étienne Hilaire Razafindehibe      (b. 1946)
Presidents of the Special Delegation
22 Mar 2002 - 30 Jan 2003  Pierre Tsiranana                   (b. 1951)
                             (in opposition to 15 Jun 2002)
30 Jan 2003 - 2007         Vincent Toto


Regions

Betsiboka

Chiefs of region
 3 Sep 2004 - Feb 2008     Jeannot Fernand
13 Feb 2008 - 2009         Iony Tiana Hombinintsoa Rakotomalala
2009 - 14 Aug 2013         Jean Louis Ratsimbazafy
14 Aug 2013 -              Jean Roger Randrianjafinindrina

Boeny

Chiefs of region
 3 Sep 2004 - Jul 2007     Max Olivier Andriananja Rakotomalala
Jul 2007 - 2009            Guy Dolsain Arvely
2009 - Aug 2013            Jean Christophe Noël Rasoloniaina
Aug 2013 -                 Ahamad Jaffar Said

Melaky

Chiefs of region
 3 Sep 2004 - Feb 2007     Jonah Justin Pikulas
Feb 2007 - 2009            Tiana Aljaona
2009 - 20 Nov 2013         Tataafa Lahimangatsihofolake
20 Nov 2013 -              Mitovisoa Vohason

Sofia

Chiefs of region
 3 Sep 2004 - 15 Mar 2005  Louise Odette Rahaingosoa (f)      (b. 1953)
15 Mar 2005 - Jan 2008     Richardin Redeck Rafaralahy        (b. 1962)
Jan 2008 - 2009            André Randriamanesy
2009 - 20 Nov 2013         Manambina
20 Nov 2013 -              Elliot Serge



Toamasina

 1 May 2002 -  5 Jul 2002  Independence declared (not recognized). 

Governor
18 Jun 2001 -  5 Jul 2002  Samuel Lahady                      (b. 1931)
                            (from 1 May 2002, self-styled "head of state")
Presidents of the Special Delegation
22 Mar 2002 - 10 Jul 2002  Victor Sikonina (in opposition)
10 Jul 2002 - Oct 2005     Émile Tsizaraina                   (b. 1945)
Oct 2005 - 2007            Pily Gilbain


Regions

Alaotra Mangoro

Chiefs of region
 3 Sep 2004 - 2009         David Alexandre Robinson
2009 - 30 Sep 2010         Richard Ramandiamanana

Analanjirofo

Chiefs of region
 3 Sep 2004 - Jan 2007     Hermann Razafindravelo
Feb 2007 - Jan 2008        Paulin
13 Feb 2008 - 2009         Aimé Gilbert Tarehy
2009 - Aug 2013            Michel Saina
Aug 2013 -                 Sylvestre José Mathias Ramaromihisa

Atsinanana

Chiefs of region
 3 Sep 2004 - 15 Mar 2005  Barnest Andriamiarantsoa
15 Mar 2005 - 2009         Julien Andriamorasata
2009 - 20 Nov 2013         Alain Mahavimbina
20 Nov 2013 -              Michel Talata



Toliara

 2 May 2002 - 14 Jun 2002  Independence declared (not recognized). 

Governor
19 Jun 2001 - 14 Jun 2002  Jean de Dieu Maharante             (b. 1956)
Presidents of the Special Delegation
22 Mar 2002 -  1 Feb 2003  Thierry Raveloson                  (b. 1963)
                             (in opposition to 17 Jun 2002)
 1 Feb 2003 - 28 Jan 2004  Soja 
28 Jan 2004 - 24 Jan 2006  Martin Mory Maur
24 Jan 2006 - 2007         Roland Randriamampionona


Regions

Androy

Chiefs of region
 3 Sep 2004 - 15 Mar 2005  Solofo Rodolphe Rajaonarivelo
15 Mar 2005 - Jan 2007     Luc Loyola Bréchard                (b. 1961)
Mar 2007 - 2009            Andrien Hatrifenjanahary
2009 - 23 Apr 2010         Damy
23 Apr 2010 -              Fiandraza

Anosy

Chiefs of region
 3 Sep 2004 - Jan 2007     Harifidy Janset Alin Ramilison
Feb 2007 - Jan 2008        Gabriel Tiaro
Jan 2008 - 2009            Roland Randriamampionona
2009 - 20 Nov 2013         Guillaume Venance Randriatefiarison
20 Nov 2013 -              Fanomezana Israël Rahovelson

Atsimo-Andrefana

Chiefs of region
 3 Sep 2004 - May 2007     Avison André Tsitohery
May 2007 - 2009            Samoëline Raheliarisoa (f)
2009 - 20 Nov 2013         François Benarivo
20 Nov 2013 -              Robert

Menabe

Chiefs of region
 3 Sep 2004 - Aug 2007     Rakoto Jasmin Daniel
Aug 2007 - 2009            Mamy Elysé Andriamasiarison
2009 - Aug 2013            Faharo Ratsimbalison               (b. 1945)
Aug 2013 -                 Romain Gilbert







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