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Antananarivo is the capital of Madagascar, a country located off the coast of East Africa. Madagascar is known for its unique wildlife, including lemurs and baobab trees. Visitors to Antananarivo can check out the Rova of Antananarivo, a historic royal palace that has been partially restored. They can also visit the Avenue of the Baobabs, a road lined with towering baobab trees. Cuisine and Food cultureMalagasy cuisine is diverse and flavorful, with influences from Southeast Asian and African cuisine. One of the most popular dishes is ravitoto, a stew made from cassava leaves and served with meat or fish. Other local specialties include romazava, a meat and vegetable stew, and koba, a sweet cake made from mashed bananas and peanuts. Make sure to try the local rum, which is made from sugar cane.