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Madagascar : Wiki, Area, Biography, Location, Currency, Festivals & More

February 16, 2018 0 Comment


Country Madagascar 
Continent Africa 
Location 18.76690 S, 46.86910 E 
Map of Madagascar  Map of Madagascar
Flag  Madagascar flag
Area 587,041 km² 
Coastline 3,000 miles 
Neighboring Countries  Mayotte 

Comoros 

Reunion 

Mauritius 

Mozambique 

Malawi 

Swaziland 

Seychelles 

Zimbabwe 

Tanzania 

Zambia 

Lesotho 

Kenya 

Botswana 

Burundi 

Rwanda 

Somalia 

South Africa 

Uganda 

Namibia 

Ethiopia 

Democratic Republic of the Congo 

Angola 

Djibouti 

Yemen 

Time Zone EAT (UTC +3) 
Population 25.732 million (2017) 
Symbol Madagascar symbol
Independence Day June 26th, 1960 
President of Madagascar Hery Rajaonarimampianina 
Prime Minister of Madagascar Olivier Solonandrasana 
National Anthem 

‘’Ry Tanindrazanay Malala O! (Oh, Beloved Land of our Ancestors!)’’ 

Motto 

‘’Fitiavana, Tanindrazana, Fandrosoana (Love, Land of Our Ancestors, Progress)’’ 

National Animal Ring-tailed lemur 
National Bird Elephant Birds 
National Tree Baobab 
National Flower Poinciana 
National Dish Romazava 
National Predators Fossa 
Cereals Produce Mainly Maize 

Potatoes 

Rice 

Sorghum 

Wheat 

National Poet Jean-Joseph Rabearivelo 
National Sport Rugby 
National Languages Malagasy 

French 

Seasons in Madagascar Rainy Season 

Dry Season 

Winter Season 

Prestigious Awards of Madagascar Military Awards – Order of Ranavalona III 

Cinema Award – Annie Award, Saturn Award, Satellite Award, Golden Reel Award 

Traditional Dress Lamba 
ReligionIndigenous Beliefs (52%) 

Christian (41%) 

Muslim (7%) 

Average Marriage age in Madagascar 22.3 years for men and 18.4 years for women 
Capital Antananarivo (1855’S 47031’E) 
Number of Regions 22 Regions 
Largest RegionAnalamanga 
Smallest RegionMelaky 
Number of Cities 91 Cities 
Largest CityAntananarivo 
Smallest CityMiarinarivo 
Literacy rate 66.7% (males) 

62.6% (females) 

Type of Government Republic 

Unitary State 

Semi-Presidential System 

GDP PPP – $40.055 billion (2017) 

Nominal – $10.372 billion (2017) 

GDP per capita $1,563 (2017) 
Total Number of Madagascar Army 9,900,000 (Manpower) 
Currency Malagasy Ariary (MGA) 
Calling Code +261 
Internet TLD .mg 
ISO 3166 code MG 
Festivals New Year’s Day 

Alahamadi Be 

Martyr’s Day 

Easter 

Santabary Festival 

Labour Day 

Independence Day 

Feria Oramena 

Fisemana 

Famadihana 

Hiragasy 

Donia Music Festival 

Madajazzcar 

Christmas Day 

Historic Sites Fort Manda 

Ankevo Hamlets 

Andohalo 

 Maison de Jean Laborde 

Protected Areas
  • 25 National Parks 
  • 21 Wildlife Reserves 
  • 4 Nature Reserves 
Longest RiverMangoky River 
Longest BridgeBetsiboka Bridge 
Largest Lake Lake Alaotra 
Highest MountainMaromokotro 
Biggest DamTsiazompaniry Dam 
Biggest Airport Ivato International Airport 
Total Number of Airport 68 Airports 
Largest Tree Baobab 
Total Number of Universities 20 Universities 
Tallest BuildingOrange Telecommunication Tower 
Richest person of Madagascar Ylias Akbaraly 
Best places to visit in Madagascar IIe Sainte Marie 

Isalo National Park 

Tsingy de Bemaraha 

Nosy Be 

Avenue of the Baobabs 

Ifaty 

Royal Hill of Ambohimanga 

Andasibe-Mantadia 

Masoala National Park 

Ranomafana National Park 

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