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Where is Madagascar?

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Located in the continent of Africa, Madagascar covers 581,540 square kilometers of land and 5,501 square kilometers of water, making it the 47th largest nation in the world with a total area of 587,041 square kilometers.

Madagascar became an independent state in 1960, after gaining its sovereignty from France. The population of Madagascar is 22,585,517 (2012) and the nation has a density of 39 people per square kilometer.

The currency of Madagascar is the Malagasy Ariary (MGA).

The dialing code for the country is 261 and the top level internet domain for sites is .mg.

Madagascar does not share land borders with any countries.

To learn more, visit our detailed Madagascar section.

Quick facts

Population 22,585,517
Density 38.8 / km2 ( 100.6 / mi2 )
Languages French, English, Malagasy
Independence Year 1960
Capital Antananarivo (Analamanga)
Currency Malagasy Ariary
GDP 10,593,147,527 (2014 data)
GDP per Capita 469 (2014 data)
Land Area 581,540 km2 (224,534 mi2)
Water Area 5,501 km2 (2,124 mi2)
Minimum Longitude 43.180
Maximum Longitude 50.480
Mininum Latitude -25.610
Maximum Latitude -11.950

What is the capital of Madagascar?

map showing the location of Madagascar
Location of Antananarivo on a map.

Antananarivo is the capital city of Madagascar. It has a population of 1,391,433, and is located on a latitue of -18.91 and longitude of 47.54.

Antananarivo is also the political center of Madagascar, which is considered a Republic, and home to its Executive head of state.

Quick Facts About Antananarivo, the Capital Of Madagascar

City Antananarivo
Country Madagascar
Population 1,391,433
Longitude 47.53613000
Latitude -18.91368000
Elevation 1274 meters over sea level

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This page was last updated on October 2, 2015.