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The Mahavavy or Mahavavy-Nord River is a river of northern Madagascar in the region of Diana. It has its sources at the Maromokotra peak in the Tsaratanana Massif and flows north to the Indian Ocean. The main city along the river is Ambilobe.

Mahavavy River (north)
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Mahavavy (north) river system
Location
CountryMadagascar
RegionDiana
CitiesManambato, Ambilobe
Physical characteristics
Sourceat the Maromokotra peak
 ⁃ locationTsaratanana Massif, Diana
 ⁃ elevation2,300 m (7,500 ft)
MouthIndian Ocean
 ⁃ location
Diana
 ⁃ coordinates
12°59′40″S 48°53′30″E / 12.99444°S 48.89167°E / -12.99444; 48.89167Coordinates: 12°59′40″S 48°53′30″E / 12.99444°S 48.89167°E / -12.99444; 48.89167
 ⁃ elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Length165 km (103 mi)
Basin size3,300 km2 (1,300 sq mi)
Basin features
Tributaries 
 ⁃ leftAntsiatsia, Ambohipato

It crosses a fertile plain and the waters are used for the irrigation of 5500 ha, of mostly, cotton plantations. Its delta covers 500 km².[1]

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