What does fianarantsoa mean?

Definitions for fianarantsoafyəˌnɑr əntˈsoʊ ə, -ˈsu ə

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  1. Fianarantsoa

    Fianarantsoa is a city in south central Madagascar. Fianarantsoa is the capital of Haute Matsiatra Region. It was built in the early 19th century by the Merina as the administrative capital for the newly conquered Betsileo kingdoms. It is at an average altitude of 1,200 metres, and has a population of 144,225. Fianarantsoa means "Good education" in Malagasy. It is a cultural and intellectual center for the whole island. It is home to some of the oldest Protestant and Lutheran cathedrals on the island, the oldest theological seminary, as well as the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Fianarantsoa. The city of "good education" also boasts a university named after it and built in 1972. Fianarantsoa is considered to be the capital of wine in Madagascar, because of the presence of many wine industries in the city. Fianarantsoa has been known for its political activism and was one of the "hot spots" during the political crisis in 2002. Students of the University of Fianarantsoa have a reputation for sympathizing with radical leftist groups. The mayor of Fianarantsoa comes from the MFM political party whose colors are based on the anarcho-syndicalist flag.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fianarantsoa in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fianarantsoa in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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