The Republic of Madagascar is an island country attached to the African continent and is located in the western part of the Indian Ocean in the eastern part of the continent. The Mozambique Channel separates the country from the African continent. The island of Madagascar is the fourth largest island in the world. Madagascar is an island and neighboring the sea with Comoros, Mozambique, Mayotte, Seychelles and France. Area; 587,041 km2. The Capital; Is Antananarivo.
Cities of Madagascar
Madagascar's Area Code: +261
Currency of Madagascar: Madagascar Ariarisi, Iraimbilanja
Diana, Sava, Itasy, Analamanga, Vakinankaratra, Bongolava, Sofia, Atsimo-Atsinanana, Atsinanana, Melaky.
The Economy of Madagascar
In the Madagascar economy, priority was given to agriculture, where more than 80% of the population is engaged. Agricultural products such as tobacco, vanilla, tea, cloves, peppers and coffee grown in the country are exported. Rice, the main foodstuff of the people, is grown, but for the people of the city, more than 100,000 tons of rice is imported annually. The 10 million cattle raised in Madagascar allow the country to export frozen meat. Agricultural products provide 30% of export revenues. Chrome, mica, graphite and second-order precious stones are exported. Madagascar is expected to become an oil exporting country thanks to the large oil reserves discovered in recent years.
The transportation area is a major obstacle to social and economic development.
Madagascar Exports Products
Vanilla, Raw Nickel, Clove, Knit Sweater and Gold.
Madagascar's Import Products
Refined Oil, Rice, Packaged drugs, Cars and Delivery Trucks.
Countries Exported by Madagascar
France, the United States, Germany, China and the United Arab Emirates.
Madagascar Imports Countries
China, France, India, South Africa and United Arab Emirates.
Nations Living in Madagascar
Before and after the French occupation, ethnic groups, which were tightly tied to each other for trade, internal migration and administrative structure, were scattered. The Merina tribe, which is the most populated and influential group of the people of Madagascar, lives in the middle of the mountainous areas. There are also ethnic groups such as Bertsileo, Sakalava, Mahafaly, Antaimoro and Antaisaka. There are also European, Chinese and Indian minorities in Madagascar.
Languages spoken in Madagascar
Official languages; Malagasy, French. The living tribes also speak their own language