Flag of Madagascar

Flag of Madagascar

  • Officially » Repoblikan’i Madagasikara (Malagasy)
    • République de Madagascar (French)
    • Republic of Madagascar (English)
  • Capital (and largest city) » Antananarivo

Facts

  • Population » 25 million
  • Languages » Malagasy (official), French
  • Religions » Indigenous beliefs, Christianity
  • Life expectancy » 64 years (men), 67 years (women)
  • Currency » Ariary

Geography

  • Area » 587,041 sq km (226,658 sq miles)
  • Large island nation in the Indian Ocean
Map of Madagascar (Source » France, 2021)

Map of Madagascar (Source » France, 2021)

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Ports

  • Tamatave is the main port in the country
  • Other ports are located at Diego Suarez, Morondava, Majunga, Fort Dauphin and Tuléar
  • Cruise ships from Europe and North America use the ports at Diego Suarez, Tamatave and Nosy Be.

Notes

  • Madagascar is rich in plant and wildlife.
  • The island is one of the poorest countries in the world

Security and Safety

  • Political tension and civil unrest have been ongoing in Madagascar since 2009.

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This page was last updated on 2021.05.05 by Robert Vinet