What are facts of Madagascar?

  • Full name: Republic of Madagascar
    Population: 19.6 million (via UN, 2009)
  • Capital: Antananarivo
    Area: 587,041 sq km (226,658 sq miles)
    Government: Multiparty republic.
    Religion: traditional, Christian, and Islamic
    Madagascars full name is the Republic of Madagascar, the former name was the Malagasy Republic
  • It is the only place in the world you will find lemurs. Madagascar is home to 5% of the world's plant and animal species.
    It is the 4th largest island in the world, it is twice the size of Arizona
  • Their language (Malagasy) is related to Polynesian; additionally they speak English and French
  • The capital of Madagascar is Antananarivo.
  • The currency of Madagascar is Malagasy ariary.
  • Madagascar is the world's largest producer and exporter of vanilla.
  • Madagascar boasts of unique flora and fauna, majority of which is not found anywhere else in the world.
  • Madagascar is also referred as the Red Island.

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