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Madagascar is pronounced ma·duh·ga·skaar” and is one of the 6 island nations of Africa. This country gained it’s independence on June 26, 1960 from France. This country is known for their lemurs which are primitive relatives of monkeys. Continue reading below to learn more about the beautiful African country, Madagascar

Flag Of Madagascar

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What Does The Madagascar Flag Represent?

  • WHITE: Purity
  • RED: Sovereignty
  • GREEN: symbol of hope and represents the beautiful coastal regions of Madagascar

Where is Madagascar located?

Madagascar is an island located located in the Indian Ocean near Mozambique, Mayotte and Comoros.

World Data Locator Map, Madagascar

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Facts About Madagascar:

  1. Capital: Antananarivo
  2. Population: 27 Million
  3. Nationality: Madagascan/Malagasy
  4. Madagascar made up of 6 provinces
  5. Drinking age: 18 years old
  6. Side of road to drive on: Right


What Are The Official Languages of Madagascar?

Malagasy and French are the official languages of Madagascar.

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What is the Currency in Madagascar?

The Malagasy Ariary (MGA) is the currency used in Madagascar.

Malagasy Ariary banknotes

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United States Dollar to Malagasy Ariary (MGA) Conversion 

$1 = 4,232.25 MGA

$20 = 8,4644.96 MGA

$60 = 25,3934.88 MGA



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What Religions Are Practiced in Madagascar?

In Madagascar, the main religion practiced is Christianity (85%). Other religions include; Islam (3%)


What Are The Traditional Foods of Madagascar?


Tourist Attractions

Places to visit in Madagascar:

I hope this information has given you more insight into Madagascar but there is so much more to learn! Visit their tourism website here to see more.

Also be sure to checkout articles on each of the 54 countries in Africa by clicking here: Countries of Africa