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Learn more about Madagascar.
Flag of Madagascar Madagascar
Population: 17,501,871 (July 2004 est.)
Capital: Antananarivo
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An Introduction to Madagascar
Formerly an independent kingdom, Madagascar became a French colony in 1896, but regained its independence in 1960. During 1992-93, free presidential and National Assembly elections were held, ending 17 years of single-party rule. In 1997, in the second presidential race, Didier RATSIRAKA, the leader during the 1970s and 1980s, was returned to the presidency. The 2001 presidential election was contested between the followers of Didier RATSIRAKA and Marc RAVALOMANANA, nearly causing secession of half of the country. In April 2002, the High Constitutional Court announced RAVALOMANANA the winner.

Madagascar map

Map of Madagascar ( Location ) : 20 00 S, 47 00 E, Southern Africa, island in the Indian Ocean, east of Mozambique. For additional reports and educational information specific to Madagascar, refer to the Country Info menubar to the upper right.

About the Flag The Malagasy Flag
Two equal horizontal bands of red (top) and green with a vertical white band of the same width on hoist side.

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Facts
Some interesting facts and figures about Madagascar.

Pop Growth Rate / Year:
    • 3.03%

Avg. Life Expectancy:
    • 54.19 yrs - Male
    • 58.96 yrs - Female

Phone Lines:
    • 59,600 (2003)

Televisions:
    • 325,000 (1997)

Radios:
    • 30,500,000 (1997)

Internet Code:
    • .mg

Did you know ... People from Madagascar are called Malagasy
 

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