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Madagascar

Madagascar In some strange way, you will find the wildlife, nature and rock formations different than other places. Here you can have a relaxing holiday on the lovely beaches, or go and explore the unusual features and activities this special island can offer you. Depending where on the island, there will be different landscapes like savannahs or mountains.

Area: 587.196 Km²
Population: 15.983.000 (2001 est.)
Density: 27 pop/Km²

System of government: Presidential Republic
Capital: Antananarivo (876.000 pop.)
Major cities: Toamasina 90.000 pop., Mahajanga 80.000 pop.
Ethnic majority: Malayo-Indonesian 99% (Merina 26%, Betsimisaraka 15%, Betsileo 12%, Tsimihety 7%, Sakalava 6%, Antandroy 5%)
Border countries: -

Principal mountains: Maromokotro 2876 m
Principal rivers: Mangoky 550 Km, Betsiboka 520 Km
Principal lakes: Farihy Alaotra
Principal islands: Madagascar 586.500 Km², Nosy Be 293 Km²
Climate: Tropical

Language: Malagasy, French (both officials)
Religion: Indigenous Beliefs 52%, Catholic 23%, Protestant 18%, Muslim 7%
Currency: Malagasy Franc (MGF)

Fixed public holidays: 1/1, 29/3, 1/5, 26/6, 1/11, 25/12, 30/12
Dialling code: 00261
GMT: +3

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