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

  • Tue - Sep 19, 2017: Football Body Complains Against Zimbabwean Referee - AllAfrica News: Madagascar
    [Times of Zambia] Zambia's emphatic 7-1 bashing of Madagascar at the ongoing regional COSAFA Women Championship did not stop them from lodging an official complaint against Zimbabwean match referee for biased officiating.
  • Mon - Sep 18, 2017: Uganda Overcome Madagascar, Date South Africa - AllAfrica News: Madagascar
    [Monitor] Rugby -Uganda Lady Cranes will face defending champions South Africa in the semi-finals after beating Madagascar 12-05 in the quarterfinals.
  • Fri - Sep 15, 2017: Five Die As Pneumonic Plague Re-Emerges in Madagascar - AllAfrica News: Madagascar
    [East African] At least five people have died of pneumonic plague in Madagascar, public health officials said Friday.
  • Thu - Sep 14, 2017: Makore Stars for Mighty Warriors - AllAfrica News: Madagascar
    [The Herald] Rutendo Makore scored all four goals as Zimbabwe made an excellent start to their 2017 COSAFA Women's Championship Group A campaign with a 4-0 victory over Madagascar at Barbourfields yesterday.
  • Thu - Sep 14, 2017: Mighty Warriors Coach Happy With Win - AllAfrica News: Madagascar
    [The Herald] Mighty Warriors coach, Sithethelelwe "Kwinji 15" Sibanda, says her troops played a perfect game as they destroyed Madagascar 4-0 in their opening 2017 COSAFA Women Championships group match at Barbourfields yesterday.