Madagascar

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INFORMATION

Capital: Antananarivo

Government: Untiary Semi-Presidential Republic

Current President: Hery Martial Rajaonarimampianina

Economy:

  • Agriculture, including fishing and forestry, is a mainstay of the economy, accounting for more than one-fourth of GDP and employing 80% of the population.
  • Major exporter of apparel.

Population: 24,430,325 (2016)

Land Size: 587,041 sq km (226,658 sq miles)

Major Ethic Groups:

  • Malayo-Indonesian (Merina and related Betsileo)
  • Cotiers (mixed African, Malayo-Indonesian, and Arab ancestry – Betsimisaraka, Tsimihety, Antaisaka, Sakalava)
  • French
  • Indian
  • Creole
  • Comoran
Religions:

  • Indigenous African Religions: 52%
  • Christian: 41%
  • Muslim: 7%

Language(s):

  • French (official)
  • Malagasy (official)
  • English

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RECENT NEWS

  • Mon - Nov 20, 2017: Madagascar President Ends Visit to Angola - AllAfrica News: Madagascar
    [ANGOP] Luanda -The President of Madagascar, Hery Rajaonarimampianina, left Angola last Sunday morning, after paying a 24-hour work visit, during which he had a meeting with his local counterpart, João Lourenço.
  • Mon - Nov 20, 2017: Human Rights - Sudan, Somalia and Madagascar - AllAfrica News: Madagascar
    [PR Newswire] Strasbourg, France -MEPs call for an end to the arbitrary detention of journalists in Sudan, condemn the terrorist attacks in Somalia, and express their concern regarding the upcoming elections in Madagascar.
  • Mon - Nov 20, 2017: Angola and Madagascar Sign Cooperation - AllAfrica News: Madagascar
    [ANGOP] Luanda -Angola and Madagascar officially signed bilateral cooperation on Saturday during an audience the President João Lourenço granted to his guest Malagasy counterpart, Hery Rajaonarimampianina.
  • Mon - Nov 20, 2017: Agriculture Binds Angola and Madagascar Together - AllAfrica News: Madagascar
    [ANGOP] Luanda -Angola is available to gather the experience of Madagascar, an island country on the southeastern coast of Africa, whose economy is mainly based on the sectors of agriculture and livestock.
  • Fri - Nov 17, 2017: Plague Outbreak - Where Does It Still Exist and Could It Spread? - AllAfrica News: Madagascar
    [The Conversation Africa] An outbreak of plague has been occurring in Madagascar, with more than 2,000 cases and 170 deaths reported since August 2017.