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Madagascar

Madagascar, officially the Republic of Madagascar and previously known as the Malagasy Republic, is an island country in the Indian Ocean, off the southeastern coast of Africa. The nation comprises the island of Madagascar (the fourth-largest island in the world), as well as numerous smaller peripheral islands. Following the prehistoric breakup of the supercontinent Gondwana, Madagascar split from India around 88 million years ago, allowing native plants and animals to evolve in relative isolation....

Geography of Madagascar

Madagascar is an island in the Indian Ocean off the eastern coast of southern Africa, east of Mozambique. It is the fourth largest island in the world. The highest point is Maromokotro, in the Tsaratanana Massif region in the north of the island, at . The capital Antananarivo is in the Hauts Plateaux near the centre of the island. It has a total area of with of land and of water. Madagascar originated as part of the Gondwana supercontinent. Its west coast was formed when Africa broke off from Gondwana around 165 million years ago....

Battle of Madagascar

The Battle of Madagascar was the British campaign to capture Vichy French-controlled Madagascar during World War II. It began with, the seizure of the port of Diego Suarez on the northern tip of the island, on 5 May 1942. A subsequent campaign to secure the entire islandwas opened on 10 September. Fighting ceased and an armistice was granted on 6 November. Background Geo-political Antsiranana is a large bay and fine harbour on the northern tip of the island of Madagascar and has an opening to the east through a narrow channel called Oronjia Pass....

East Madagascar Current

The East Madagascar Current is an oceanic flow feature near Madagascar. It flows southward from 20S on the east side of Madagascar to the southern limit at Cape Saint Marie and subsequently feeds the Agulhas Current. Its flow is complicated by large cyclonic and anticyclonic eddies....

List of volcanoes in Madagascar

This is a list of active and extinct volcanoes in Madagascar....

List of airports in Madagascar

This is a list of airports in Madagascar, sorted by location.Airports Airport names shown in bold have scheduled commercial airline service....

Betania, Madagascar

Betania is coastal village in Western Madagascar south of Morondava with a population of around 1000 Vezo fishermen....

Manja, Madagascar

Manja is a town and commune in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Manja, which is a part of Menabe Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 9,000 in 2001 commune census. Manja is served by a local Manja Airport. In addition to primary schooling the town offers secondary education at both junior and senior levels. The town provides access to hospital services to its citizens. It is also a site of industrial-scale mining. The majority 80% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 17% receives their livelihood from raising livestock....

Saint Augustin, Madagascar

Saint Augustin (also known as Ianantsony) is a town and commune in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Toliara II, which is a part of Atsimo-Andrefana Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 15,000 in 2001 commune census. The mouth of the Onilahy River is near the town. Primary and junior level secondary education are available in town. The majority 60% of the population works in fishing. 23% are farmers, while an additional 10% receives their livelihood from raising livestock....

Irina, Madagascar

Irina is a town and commune in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Ihosy, which is a part of Ihorombe Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 5,000 in 2001 commune census. Only primary schooling is available. The majority 66.6% of the population of the commune are farmers, while an additional 33.3% receives their livelihood from raising livestock. The most important crop is rice, while other important products are cassava, tobacco and tomato. Services provide employment for 0.1% of the population....

Vatana, Madagascar: Vatana is a town and commune in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Manakara, which is a part of Vatovavy-Fitovinany Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 10,00...

Nato, Madagascar: Nato is a town and commune in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Vohipeno, which is a part of Vatovavy-Fitovinany Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 9,000 i...

Iara, Madagascar: Iara is a town and commune in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Vangaindrano, which is a part of Atsimo-Atsinanana Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 9,000...

Matanga, Madagascar: Matanga is a town and commune in Madagascar. It belongs to the district of Vangaindrano, which is a part of Atsimo-Atsinanana Region. The population of the commune was estimated to be approximately 21...

Embassy of Madagascar in Moscow: The Embassy of the Republic of Madagascar in Moscow is the diplomatic mission of Madagascar in the Russian Federation. It is located at 5 Kursovoy Lane in the Khamovniki District of Moscow....

Masoala, Madagascar: Masoala is a village in Madagascar, in the Antalaha District of the Sava Region of the Antsiranana Province, on the South coast of the Masoala Peninsula....

Escape from Madagascar: Escape from Madagascar is a suspended family roller coaster at Dreamworld on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia. History Escape from Madagascar opened on 26 December 2002 as Rugrats Runaway Reptar...

List of World Heritage Sites in Madagascar: The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Sites are places of importance to cultural or natural heritage as described in the 1972 UNESCO World Herita...

Embassy of Madagascar in Falkensee: The Embassy of Madagascar in Falkensee is the diplomatic representation of Madagascar in Germany. They also represent Malagasy interests in Austria Norway Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Iceland. The em...

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