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Where is Madagascar?

Location Map of Madagascar

Where is Madagascar
About Map: Map showing where is Madagascar located in the World.
Where is Madagascar located on the world map? The given Madagascar location map shows that Madagascar located off south-eastern coast of Africa in the Indian Ocean.
Madagascar map also shows that it is an Island country of Indian Ocean. In terms of area, Madagascar is the fourth largest island of the world. The island country is separated by Mozambique Channel from Africa continent.
Surprisingly, Madagascar is home of about 12,000 of the world's plant species. Among them about 80% of all plant and animal species are endemic. However, in the recent past, some of the illegal logging and poaching have threatened the floral and faunal lives on the island. The government type of Madagascar is a semi-presidential representative democratic republic featured with multi-party system. Under this system, the Prime Minister of Madagascar is used to be the head of government.

The economy of the country is largely depends upon Agriculture, fishing, and forestry. The major agriculture produce, which have been also exported are coffee, vanilla sugarcane, cassava (tapioca), beans, bananas, cloves, cocoa, rice, peanuts and other livestock products. Surprisingly, Madagascar is the world's largest producer and exporter of vanilla.

Quick Facts
Continent Africa
Where is Located Madagascar is a country located in the Eastern Africa
Coordinates 18°55'S47°31'E
Capital Antananarivo
Largest City Antananarivo
Neighboring CountriesNone
Administrative divisions6 provinces
Area 226,597 sq mi (587,041 Sq km)
Population21,926,221 (2011 Est)
Official Language Koreanagasy, French
Currency Malagasy ariary (MGA)
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GDP $20.400 billion (2011 Est.)
Calling code 261
Time Zone EAT (UTC+3)
Internet TLD .mg