Antsiranana, also known as Diego-Suarez, is a city and seaport located in the far north of Madagascar. It is the capital of Diana Region and the second-largest city in Madagascar after Antananarivo. The city is situated on a peninsula between the Indian Ocean and the Bay of Diego-Suarez. Antsiranana has a rich history as a strategic port and was colonized by the French in the 19th century. Today, it is a popular tourist destination known for its beautiful beaches, coral reefs, and nearby nature reserves. The city also has a thriving market, colonial architecture, and a diverse culture influenced by its Arab, Indian, and European heritage.