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Madagascar facts
  • Name: Madagascar
    (long form) Republic of Madagascar
  • Capital City: Antananarivo (903,450 pop.)
  • Madagascar Population: 22,599,098 (2013 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: Malagasy ariary
    (conversion rates)

    Malagasy ariary
    5000 malagasy ariaries
  • Ethnicity: Malayo-Indonesian (Merina and related Betsileo), Cotiers (mixed African, Malayo-Indonesian, and Arab ancestry - Betsimisaraka, Tsimihety, Antaisaka, Sakalava), French, Indian, Creole, Comoran
  • GDP total: $21.76 billion (2012 est.)
  • GDP per capita: $1,000 (2012 est.)
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: French and Malagasy (official), English
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Antananarivo, Toamasina, Fianarantsoa, Mahajanga, Toliara
  • Name: A corrupted form of Mogadishu, a Somali port that Marco Polo had confused for the island
  • National Day: June 26
  • Religion: indigenous beliefs 52%, Christian 41%, Muslim 7%
  • Symbols


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