|Land Area||581,540 km2|
|Water Area||5,501 km2|
|Total Area||587,041km2 (#46)|
|Government Type||Semi-presidential Republic|
|GDP (PPP)||$37.48 Billion|
|GDP Per Capita||$1,500|
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The coolest months in Madagascar are July through October (winter - spring); the rainy season is November through April when it generally rains only at night or in the morning.
The climate of Madagascar varies by region: Coastal areas are warm, humid and tropical, while the south is almost always dry. From late January through March, the eastern edge of the country is subject to cyclones and lots of rain.
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What Kind of Animals Live in Madagascar?
Many of the species of animals found in Madagascar cannot be found anywhere else in the world. Examples of these include lemurs, fossas, aye-ayes, tomato frogs, and the Madagascar long-eared owl.