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Last update : 13 February 2019


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Capital : Antananarivo
Language :  Malagasy, French
Currency :  Malagasy ariary
Population : 22 434 363
Area : 587 041 km2

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Madagascar facts

1. Independence from France was obtained on June 26, 1960.
2. The population density is 37.4 people / km2.
3. The country is 1.9 times bigger than Poland.
4. The main religions are local religions, 45%.
5. The longest river is Mangoki, 821 km.
6. Full name of the country – Republic of Madagascar.
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8. The motto of the country – “Homeland, Freedom, Progress”.
9. The highest peak is Maromokotro 2876 m above sea level.
10. Political system – military dictatorship.
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11. Madagascar is the fourth largest island in the world.

12. There are about 350 species of reptiles and over 6,000 plants that will not be found anywhere else in the world.

13. Madagascar is one of the poorest countries in the world.

Author: Turyst

14. Only 11% of roads are paved.

15. The country is the largest producer of vanilla in the world.

16. The inhabitants of Madagascar believe in the existence of invisible people called “Kalanuri”.

17. There are about 100 species of lemurs in Madagascar.

Author: MR

18. In this country the smallest lizard in the world was found – Brookesia Minima. An adult individual measures only 1.2 cm.

Author: Irena

19. On the inaccessible for people, the rocky massif Tsingy de Bemaraha, there are as much as 90% of endemic species of organisms.

Author: Ola

20. In this country you can meet unusual moths, which feed on the tears of sleeping birds.

Author: ciekawy

21. Over 700 new species of animals have been discovered in Madagascar for the past 15 years.

Author: Anita

22. 25 km from Morondava there is Baobab Avenue.

23. Before the Second World War, Madagascar was to become the Polish overseas territory acquired by the assignment from France.

Author: Grzegorz

24. The minimum wage for agricultural workers is 126,000 francs per month and 630 francs per hour (data from 2014).

Author: Daria

25. In Madagascar, an average adult consumes about 1.8 liters of pure alcohol a year.

26. The most beer is beer – 56%, then spirit – 35%, and wine – 9%.

Author: AlkoWorld

27. In this country, compulsory education lasts 5 years.

Author: EduKacJa

28. The beginning of education begins at the age of 6.

29. The average IQ level is 82.

Author: EduKacJa

30. The national tree is baobab.

Author: Alma

31. The highest permitted speed of travel on the road is 50 km / h.

32. The permissible blood alcohol content of a person driving a car is 0.8 per mille.

33. In 2013, 791 people lost their lives as a result of traffic accidents.

Author: AutoMania

34. There are over 220,000 motor vehicles registered in this country (9 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants).

Author: AutoMania

35. 35% of the population suffer from malnourishment (around 8,480,000 people).

36. 92.9% of the population live on less than 3 $a day.

Author: Durga

37. In Madagascar, adulthood is reached at the age of 21.

Author: Leah

38. In this country there are over 21,269 km of paved roads, including over 714 km of expressways (0.03% of all roads in the world).

39. In this country there are 83 airports, 26 of the paved surface.

40. In this country there are over 854 km of railway tracks.

Author: Marlène

41. In this country over 1 100 000 (2015) 1 900 000 (2018) people have access to internet (about 08% of the population).

42. About 1 020 000 (2015) 1 700 000 (2018) accounts on Facebook.

Author: NET

43. The national top-level domain is .mg . There are over 3,770 websites with such an extension.

44. The most popular pages with the extension .mg are: google.mg, moov.mg and tscan.mg.

Author: http

45. The country has over $1,005,000,000 in foreign exchange reserves (0.0085% of foreign currency reserves of all countries in the world).

Author: Vinamra

46. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) …
      – in 2015 the year is $11,824,000,000 ,
      – in 2018 the year is $11,500,000,000 .

47. Internal debt at the beginning …
      – 2015 year was 34.9% GDP, or around: $4 126 576 000 ,
      – 2018 of the year was 41.9% GDP, or around: $4 818 500 000 . To pay it off, each citizen would have to give about $199.

48. The foreign debt at the beginning of 2015 year was around: $3,444,000,000 .

Author: Komornik

49. In this country an adult person smokes an average of 22 cigarettes a month.

Author: VViki

50. In this country there are 35.3% of people above 15 years of age who can not read or write (approximately 8 554 955 people).

Author: Reebeka

51. The lowest temperature: -11 °C was measured at Mount Andringitra.

52. The highest temperature: 43.6 °C was measured in Ejeda.

Author: weather

53. The most deadly disease in this country is tuberculosis.

Author: medi

54. The average life expectancy in this country is 65.8 years (women – 67.3 years and men – 64.3 years).

Author: Wilga

55. In this country, women can get married at the age of 14, and men aged 17.

56. In this country, women having their first child on average 19.4 years old.

57. 10 women give birth to 42 children on average

Author: Nadia

58. The average age people living in this country is 19.4 years old.

59. The country is around:
9 803 000 people (40.45%) in the age range 0-14 years.
13,652,000 people (56.33%) in the age range 15-64 years.
780 400 people (3.22%) over 65 years old.

60. In this country, about 790,000 children are born each year (3.3% of the population), and about 165,000 people die (0.7% of the population).

Author: Sara19

61. Portuguese sailor Pedro Alvares Cabral, wanting to sail to India in 1500, accidentally discovered Brazil and Madagascar.

Author: Liko

62. There are 413950 km2 of agricultural land in Madagascar (71% of the country).

63. 8 people out of 1000 possess firearms.

Author: Statyk

64. Soanindrarina is the highest located town in the country.

65. In this country, women have the right to vote since 1959.

66. In this country, the formalities associated with setting up a business last 21 days.

67. The country joined the UN on September 20, 1960.

68. The work week is 40 hours.

69. 27% of the country’s population live in urban areas.

70. 127637 sq km of land is covered by forests (21.9%)

71. The last death penalty was completed in 2012.

Author: Statyk

72. The unemployment rate is 1.8% (data from 2018).

Author: Daria

73. Madagascar ranks 122nd in the ranking of the best armies in the world.

74. Number of soldiers:
2014 year – professional and reservists ,
2018 year – 13,500 professional and 8 100 reservists.

75. Number of equipment:
2018 year – 12 tanks, 103 armored vehicles, 2 jet aircraft and 2 helicopters.

76. The army in 2018 was assigned over 56 000 000 dollars.

77. The naval fleet consists of over 8 ships (2018).

Author: Wojak

78. In this country, the amount of income tax for natural persons is 20%, and for companies 20% (2018).

79. The tax on goods and services is 20% (2018).

80. The level of inflation in 2018 is 9%.

Author: Fan%

81. In Madagascar, 68 million years ago there lived giant toads (Devil Toads) over 40 cm long and weighing over 4 kg.

Author: Bartek

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What is the highest peak in Madagascar?
The highest peak in Madagascar is Maromokotro (2876 m above sea level).

answer: Marta

What is the largest river in Madagascar?
Mangoks is the largest river in Madagascar, 821 km.

answer: Marta

What is the largest lake in Madagascar?
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What is the national dish?
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What Madagascar has the national colors?
National colors: red, green and white.

answer: Marta

What is national alcohol?
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What is the national animal?
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What is the national sport?
The national sport is rugby.

answer: Marta

Which countries borders Madagascar?
It is an island country, no terrestrial borders. It borders on Mozambique through territorial waters.

answer: Marta

What is the average age of people living in this country?
The average age of people living in this country is 19.4 years old.

answer: Marta

What is the minimum wage?
The minimum wage for agricultural workers is 126,000 francs per month and 630 francs per hour (data from 2014).

answer: Marta

What is the population density in Madagascar?
The population density is 42 people per km2.

answer: Marta

What is the motto of this country?
The motto of the country – “Homeland, Freedom, Progress”.

answer: Marta

What is the highest temperature recorded in this country?
The highest temperature: 43.6 ° C was measured in Ejeda.

answer: Marta

What is the lowest temperature recorded in this country?
The lowest temperature: -11 ° C was measured at Mount Andringitra.

answer: Marta

With how many years can you legally buy alcohol?
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