The Republic of Madagascar

  • Size: 587000 km2 – split into 22 regions
    • The fourth biggest Island on earth
  • Capital: ANTANANARIVO also called Tana
  • History: Former french colony
  • Independence day: 26 June 1960
  • Leader: H.E Hery Rajaonarimampianina
  • Motto: “Fitiavana, Tanindrazana, Fandrosoana” (“Love, Fatherland, Progress“)
  • Population: 24.24 million in 2016 – spread into 18 ethnical groups
  • Madagascar’s inhabitants: MALAGASY
  • Official languages: Malagasy – French and English
  • Currency: MGA (Malagasy Ariary)
  • Most used foreign currency: USD, EUR
  • Main food: rice
  • Main products: Vanilla Beans, Sapphires
  • Public holidays:
Jan 1 New Year
Mar 8 International Women’s Day
Mar 20 March equinox
Apr 2 Easter Monday
May 1 Labour Day
May 10 Ascension Day
May 21 Whit Monday
Jun 21 June Solstice
Jun 26 Independence Day
Aug 15 Assumption of Mary
Sep 23 September equinox
Nov 1 All Saints’ Day
Dec 11 Republic Day
Dec 21 December Solstice
Dec 25 Christmas Day

Flag of Madagascar

Coat of arms