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Brief facts about Madagascar?

i just need 5 facts about Madagascar for Homework basically...

6 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    Madagascar is an island to the east of the southern part of Africa.

    It is the world's fourth largest island, with 4,828 km of coastline.

    The capital city is Antananarivo.

    The island has a narrow coastal plain getting higher as it gets inland, and there are mountains in the centre.

    The highest mountain is Maromokotro at 2,876m.

    The small map shows Africa, and the arrow shows where Madagascar is located.

    Madagascar was part of the African continent but broke off and drifted to where it is now about two million years ago. This means that the plants and animals of Madagascar are unique, and different from those of Africa. More than three quarters of the plants and animals are found nowhere else, including huge tree ferns and palm trees, amazing desert plants, and animals such as the lemur.

    Madagascar was governed by France from 1895, but became a republic in 1958, calling itself the Malagasy Republic. It remained under French guidance until 1960, when it became a fully independent country. In 1975, the country re-named itself the Democratic Republic of Madagascar. In 1993 it became the Republic of Madagascar.

    The people elect their government and a President. Citizens 18 years and over can vote.

    Currency: Malagasy franc

    Population: 15.5 million

    Natural resources found on the island include graphite, chromite, coal, bauxite, salt, quartz, tar sands, semiprecious stones, fish, hydropower. Industries include meat processing, soap, breweries, tanneries, sugar, textiles, glassware, cement, car assembly plant, paper, petroleum.

  • 1 decade ago

    Fourth largest island in the world.

    Contains 5% of the world's plant population; 80% of which are restricted to Madagascar itself.

    2/3 of the population live below the international poverty line

    Its capital is Antananarivo

    It became independent from France in 1960

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Madagascar received four MiG-17 fighter jets from North Korea back in the 1980's, although it is now doubtful that any remain in an operational condition.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    1.Population: 16,980,000

    2.Nationality (Malagasy)

    3.Indigenous religious beliefs 50 percent, Christian 40 percent, Muslim/Islamic faith 10 percent

    4.Madagascar is the world's fourth-biggest island; and is placed in a strategic location along Mozambique Channel between Mozambique and itself.

    5.Irrigated land area: 11,000 square kilometres

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    1 word for you... Wikipedia

  • Tom S
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    So basically you want everyone else to do your work for you....and you will basically plagiarize their work and effort for your grade?

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