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Madagascar's Information

Flag of Madagascar
Land Area 581,540 km2
Water Area 5,501 km2
Total Area 587,041km2 (#46)
Population 24,430,325 (#52)
Population Density 42.01/km2
Government Type Semi-presidential Republic
GDP (PPP) $37.48 Billion
GDP Per Capita $1,500
Currency Ariary (MGA)
Largest Cities
People listed are almost always native to the country. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within the country for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the country in their personal endeavors.


  • Nataly Andria singer, songwriter
  • Gilles Andriamahazo general, politician
  • Tojohanitra Andriamanjatoarimanana swimmer
  • Sennen Andriamirado journalist
  • Andrianafidisoa army general
  • Tantely Andrianarivo former prime minister
  • Antoine actor
  • Francois Bayle composer
  • Frank M. Benard actor
  • Omer Beriziky prime minister
  • Ramilison Besigara musician
  • Laurent Botokeky politician
C - F
  • Vaiavy Chila singer, songwriter
  • Mily Clement singer, songwriter
  • D'Gary musician
  • Ninie Doniah singer, songwriter
  • Efiaimbalo sculptor
  • Philippe Eidel composer, music director, actor
  • Sebastien Folin television host
  • Rakoto Frah flautist, composer
G - K
  • Regis Gizavo musician
  • Framboise Gommendy actress
  • Guy Hubert footballer
  • Eusebe Jaojoby composer, singer
  • Monja Jaona politician, nationalist
  • Jarifa singer, composer
  • Ali Kame track and field athlete
L - N
  • Ralijaona Laingo politician
  • Jean-Patrick Lebel director, writer
  • Lego musician
  • Erick Manana singer, songwriter
  • Eugene Mangalaza former prime minister
  • Cecile Manorohanta politician, former acting prime minister
  • Jerry Marcoss singer, songwriter
  • Azaly Ben Marofo politician
  • Mosa footballer
  • Muni actress
  • Toto Mwandjani guitarist, singer, songwriter
  • Elie Norbert judoka
  • Fulgence Rabemahafaly archbishop
  • Charles Rabemananjara former prime minister
  • Jacques Rabemananjara politician, playwright, poet
  • Naka Rabemanantsoa pianist, composer
  • Toussaint Rabenala triple jumper athlete
  • Norovelomampionona Roberthine Rabetafika politician
  • Pastor Rahajason writer, wrote lyrics for national anthem
  • Rainiharo former prime minister
  • Rainivoninahitriniony "Raharo" former prime minister
  • Pierrot Rajaonarivelo politician
  • Andry Rajoelina president
  • Mialy Rajoelina first lady
  • Desire Rakotoarijaona former prime minister
  • Joseph Rakotoarimanana athlete
  • Jerome Rakotomalala cardinal
  • Joel Rakotomalala former prime minister
  • Honore Rakotomanana politician, judge
  • Pascal Rakotomavo former prime minister
  • Fidelis Rakotonarivo bishop
  • Nathalia Rakotondramanana weightlifter
  • Justin Rakotoniaina diplomat
  • Michele Rakotoson writer, journalist, film maker
  • Emmanuel Rakotovahiny former prime minister
  • Rosa Rakotozafy athlete
  • Jean Ralaimongo educator
  • Victor Ramahatra former prime minister
  • Nicole Ramalalanirina athlete
  • Pierre Ramampy politician
  • Gabriel Ramanantsoa former president, former prime minister
  • Ramilisonina archeologist
  • Jonah Ranaivo politician
  • Mamy Ranaivoniarivo politician
  • Ranavalona I former Queen
  • Ranavalona II former Queen
  • Ranavalona III former Queen
  • Dally Randriantefy tennis player
  • Marcel Ranjeva politician
  • Raymond Ranjeva judge
  • Rasanjy politician
  • Anicet Rasoanaivo boxer
  • Rasoherina former Queen
  • Jean-Jacques Rasolondraibe former interim prime minister
  • Andrianary Ratianarivo pianist, composer
  • Lila Ratsifandrihamanana politician, diplomat
  • Richard Ratsimantsoa former president
  • Ratsimilaho former ruler
  • Fetra Ratsimiziva judoka
  • Norbert Ratsirahonana former interim president
  • Didier Ratsiraka former president
  • Lalao Ravalomanana former first lady
  • Marc Ravalomanana former president
  • Elia Ravelomanantsoa politician
  • Mahasumpo Raveloson politician
  • Francisque Ravony former prime minister, lawyer
  • Benja Razafimahaleo politician
  • Victor Razafimahatratra cardinal
  • Zarah Razafimahatratra tennis player
  • Raymond Razafimbahiny pianist, composer
  • Honore N. Razafindramianda activist
  • Armand Razafindratandra cardinal priest
  • Odon Marie Arsene Razanakolona archbishop
  • Guy Razanamasy former prime minister
  • Razia singer, songwriter
  • Andre Resampa politician
  • Christian Remi Richard politician, diplomat
  • Rohff actor
  • Monja Roindefo former prime minister
  • Rossy musician
  • Anziza Salema singer
  • Bruce Samazan actor
  • Samoela singer, songwriter
  • Mama Sana singer, songwriter, musician
  • Jo Schlesser race car driver
  • Senge music group
  • Claude Simon novelist, Nobel laureate
  • Madagascar Slim guitarist
  • Jean de Dieu Soloniaina boxer
  • Josiane Soloniaina wrestler
  • Albert Sylla physician, politician
  • Jacques Sylla former prime minister
  • Tearano music group
  • Terakaly music group
  • Jean Tholix footballer
  • Jean Tsaralaza footballer
  • Albert Joseph Tsiahoana archbishop
  • Tsiliva musician
  • Philibert Tsiranana former president
V - W
  • Mazinot Valentin footballer
  • Justin Vali singer, songwriter
  • Nicolas Vatomanga musician
  • Albert Camille Vital army officer, civil engineer, former prime minister
  • Paulin Voavy footballer
  • Wawa singer, songwriter
  • Norbert Zafimahova politician
  • Albert Zafy former president
  • Dimitri Carlos Zozimar footballer
  • Nirina Zubir actress

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This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.

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