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Saturday, September 15, 2012

Ten Interesting Facts About Madagascar


Interesting facts about the 4th largest island in the world, Madagascar. Madagascar is an island country located in the Indian Ocean off the southeastern coast of Africa.


Madagascar is the world's 4th largest island


Madagascar in Pictures


Hello from Anjajavy Madagascar. In the past, Madagascar was an independent kingdom however Madagascar became a French colony in 1896 but regained independence in 1960.

Ring-tailed Lemur eating tamarind leaves. Lemurs are found only on the African island of Madagascar and nearby islands.

After the rain, daily life in the city. Antananarivo is the capital and the largest city of Madagascar. It is located in the highlands region, very near to the geographic center of the island.

Madagascar smile. French and Malagasy are the official languages of Madagascar.

Madagascar’s Baobab trees, the trees God planted upside down. The baobab is described as "the upside down tree" due to its unusual shape.

Madagascar's three-eyed lizards. The nation comprises the island of Madagascar (at 587,041 square kilometers, the fourth-largest island in the world), as well as numerous smaller peripheral islands, the largest of which include Nosy Be and Nosy Boraha (Ile Sainte-Marie).


Madagascar's flag



The Madagascar flag has two equal horizontal bands of red (top) and green with a vertical white band of the same width on hoist side; by tradition, red stands for sovereignty, green for hope, white for purity.

Madagascar's flag

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