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The Tsingy Rouge (Red Tsingy) is a stone formation of red laterite formed by erosion [1] of the Irodo River in the region of Diana in northern Madagascar.

Laterite A soil and rock type rich in iron and aluminium

Laterite is a soil and rock type rich in iron and aluminium and is commonly considered to have formed in hot and wet tropical areas. Nearly all laterites are of rusty-red coloration, because of high iron oxide content. They develop by intensive and prolonged weathering of the underlying parent rock. Tropical weathering (laterization) is a prolonged process of chemical weathering which produces a wide variety in the thickness, grade, chemistry and ore mineralogy of the resulting soils. The majority of the land area containing laterites is between the tropics of Cancer and Capricorn.

Irodo River river in Madagascar

The Irodo River is located in northern Madagascar. Its sources are situated in the Ambohitra Massif and flows into the Indian Ocean. Near Sadjoavato it formed the Tsingy Rouge, a stone formation of red laterite formed by erosion.

Diana Region Region in Madagascar

Diana is a region in Madagascar at the most northerly part of the island. It borders the regions of Sava to the southeast and Sofia to the southwest. It covers an area of 19,266 km2, and had an estimated population of 700,021 in 2013. The regional capital is Antsiranana.

It is situated approximately 60 km south of Antsiranana near the town of Sadjoavato.

Antsiranana Place in Diana Region, Madagascar

Antsiranana, named Diego-Suarez prior to 1975, is a city in the far north of Madagascar.

Sadjoavato Place in Diana, Madagascar

Sadjoavato is a town and commune in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Antsiranana II, which is a part of Diana Region and is situated between Antsiranana and Ambilombe on the Route Nationale 6 at a distance of approx. 51 km from Antsiranana

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Coordinates: 12°38′20″S49°29′50″E / 12.63889°S 49.49722°E / -12.63889; 49.49722

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