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  • This complex served as the home of the sovereigns of the Kingdom of Imerina in the 17th and 18th centuries.
  • The number of structures rose to about 20 during the late 18th-century reign of King Andrianampoinimerina. By the late 20th century, there were 11.
  • The largest and most prominent structure was known as the “Queen’s Palace” after Queen Ranavalona I.
  • A 1995 fire destroyed or damaged all structures in the complex, but the Queen’s Palace and other buildings have been restored.

ANSWER: The Rova of Antananarivo, Madagascar

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