Madagascar

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Republic of Madagascar

Capital

 Antananarivo

Official language (s)

Malagasy
French

Area

587.041km2

Population

22.005.222

Ethnic groups

The Malagasy ethnic group forms over 90 percent of Madagascar's population and is typically divided into eighteen ethnic sub-groups.

Major cities
(with population)

Antananarivo - 1.391.433
Toamasina - 206.373
Fianarantsoa - 167.227
Mahajanga - 154.657
Toliara - 115.319

Currency (-ies)

 Malagasy ariary (MGA), subdivided into 5 iraimbilanja

Main religion (s)

55% - traditional beliefs
40% - Christians
5% - Muslim

Time zone (s)

GTM + 03 

Dialing code

+261

Climate

The combination of southeastern trade winds and northwestern monsoons produces a hot rainy season (November–April) with frequently destructive cyclones, and a relatively cooler dry season (May–October). The central highlands are both drier and cooler while the west is drier still, and a semi-arid climate prevails in the southwest and southern interior of the island. 
The wet season in Madagascar is also the hottest time of the year, with temperatures hitting a daily average maximum of 28ºC (82ºF) in December with a daily low of 17ºC (63ºF). July is the coolest month with daily average temperatures ranging between a 21ºC (70ºF) and 9ºC (48ºF). The daily temperature range averages around 8ºC (46ºF) year-round.

Administrative division

Madagascar's six administrative provinces are subdivided into 22 regions. The regions are further subdivided into 119 districts, 1,579 communes, and 17,485 fokontany.

Major airports

Antananarivo: Ivato International Airport (TNR)
Toamasina: Toamasina Airport (TMM)
Fianarantsoa: Fianarantsoa Airport (WFI)






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