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Madagascar

  1. Madagascar on the world map
  2. Madagascar
  3. 2006 data

1. Madagascar on the world map

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

2. Madagascar

Surface area

Time zone

Capital City

Official Languages

Currency

Independence Day

587,000 km²

UTC +3

Antananarivo

Malagasy, French, English

Ariary (Ar)

June 26, 1960

3. 2006 data (otherwise indicated)

Population 19 million
Population Growth 2.6%
Life expectancy 56 years
Rural population 73% of total population
GDP 5.5 billion USD
GDP per capita 960 USD
Growth rate 4.9%
Inflation rate 10.8%
Unemployment 2.8% of total labor force
Exchange rate (May 2008) 1 Yen : 16 Ar
1 USD : 1,600 Ar
1Euro : 2,500 Ar