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.
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|Density||38.8 / km2 ( 100.6 / mi2 )|
|Languages||French, English, Malagasy|
|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)|
What is the capital of Madagascar?
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
|Elevation||1274 meters over sea level|
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