Madagascar

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INFORMATION

Capital: Antananarivo

Government: Untiary Semi-Presidential Republic

Current President: Andry Rojoelina

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: 25,683,610 (2018)

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

Major Ethnic 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 - Dec 9, 2019: Intensifying Cyclone Belna Heads for Madagascar - AllAfrica News: Madagascar
    [AIM] Maputo -A cyclone has formed in the northern Mozambique Channel, and its current course will take it towards the western coast of Madagascar.
  • Mon - Dec 2, 2019: 2023 Pre World Cup Qualifiers - Nigeria Rugby Names Squad, Arrive Antananarivo - AllAfrica News: Madagascar
    [Daily Trust] Coach Bronson Weir has announced the Nigeria Rugby Men's Fifteens squad that will be on duty against Madagascar in Antananarivo on Sunday.
  • Tue - Nov 26, 2019: IMF Staff Completes 2019 Article IV and Program Review Mission to Madagascar - AllAfrica News: Madagascar
    [IMF] End-of-Mission press releases include statements of IMF staff teams that convey preliminary findings after a visit to a country. The views expressed in this statement are those of the IMF staff and do not necessarily represent the views of the IMF's Executive Board. Based on the preliminary findings of this mission, staff will prepare a report that, subject to management approval, will be presented to the IMF's Executive Board for discussion and decision.
  • Thu - Nov 21, 2019: Global Heating Supercharging Indian Ocean Climate System - AllAfrica News: Madagascar
    [Guardian Network] Indian Ocean dipole events, linked to bushfires and floods, are becoming stronger and more frequent, scientists say