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Republic of Madagascar

  • Repoblikan'i Madagasikara  (Malagasy)
  • République de Madagascar  (French)
Motto: 
  • "Fitiavana, Tanindrazana, Fandrosoana" (Malagasy)
  • "Amour, Patrie, Progrès" (French)
  • "Love, Fatherland, Progress"[1]
Anthem: Ry Tanindrazanay malala ô!
Oh, Beloved Land of our Ancestors!
Location of Madagascar (dark blue) – in Africa (light blue & dark grey) – in the African Union (light blue)
Location of Madagascar (dark blue)

– in Africa (light blue & dark grey)
– in the African Union (light blue)

Capital
and largest city
Antananarivo
18°55′S47°31′E / 18.917°S 47.517°E / -18.917; 47.517
Official languages
Ethnic groups
(2004[2])
Religion
(2010)[3]
Demonym(s)Malagasy[4][5]
GovernmentUnitarysemi-presidentialconstitutional republic
Andry Rajoelina
Christian Ntsay
Rivo Rakotovao
Christine Razanamahasoa[6]
LegislatureParliament
Senate
National Assembly
Independence
• from France
26 June 1960
17 November 2010
Area
• Total
587,041 km2 (226,658 sq mi) (46th)
• Water
5,501 km2 (2,124 sq mi)
• Water (%)
0.9%
Population
• 2018 estimate
26,262,313[7][8] (52nd)
• Density
35.2/km2 (91.2/sq mi) (174th)
GDP (PPP)2019 estimate
• Total
$45.948 billion[9]
• Per capita
$1,697[9]
GDP (nominal)2019 estimate
• Total
$12.734 billion[9]
• Per capita
$471[9]
Gini (2010)44.1[10]
medium
HDI (2018)Increase 0.521[11]
low · 162nd
CurrencyMalagasy ariary (MGA)
Time zoneUTC+3 (EAT)
• Summer (DST)
UTC+3 (not observed[12])
Driving sideright
Calling code+261[12]
ISO 3166 codeMG
Internet TLD.mg

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on November 27, 2020


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