About Madagascar

Government

President

SE Hery Rajaonarimampianina, President of the Republic of Madagascar

Prime Minister

Prime Minister, M. Christian Ntsay

Government

MEMBERS OF THE GOVERNMENT

Madagascar on the world map

Madagascar, the fourth biggest island in the world, is located at the western end of the Indian Ocean, 400 km off the south-eastern coast of Africa.

Madagascar

Surface area 587,000 km²
Time zone UTC+3
Capital Antananarivo
National Language Malagasy
Official Languages Malagasy, French
Currency Ariary(Ar)
Independence day June 26, 1960

2013 data

(Source: www.instat.mg  and www.banque-centrale.mg )

Population 22 million
Population growth 2.6%
Life expectancy 64 years (World Bank 2012)
GDP 10.6 billion USD
GDP per capita 486 USD
Growth rate 2.4%
Inflation rate 5.8%
Unemployment 3.8 % of the total labour force
Exchange rate 1 JPY: 22.64 Ar
1 USD: 2,207 Ar
1 EUR: 2,921 Ar