Country #12 – Madagascar

Country #12 is Madagascar!

Madagascar
(image by Rei-artur via Wikimedia Commons)

Info from http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Atlas_of_Madagascar

Madagascar – Republic of Madagascar
The Republic of Madagascar is an island nation in the Indian Ocean, off the southeastern coast of Africa, near ► Mozambique. It is surrounded by the island countries of ► Comoros► Mayotte(French), ► Seychelles► Réunion (French) and ► Mauritius. The main island, also called Madagascar, is the fourth largest island in the world, and is home to five percent of the world’s plant and animal species (more than 80 percent of which are indigenous to Madagascar). Most notable are the lemur infraorder of primates, the carnivorous fossa, three endemic bird families and six endemic baobab species.
Short name Madagascar
Official  name Republic of Madagascar
Status Independent country since 1960
Location Southern Africa
Capital Antananarivo
Population 18,606,000 inhabitants
Area 597,041 km²
Major  languages Malagasy (official), French (official)
Major  religions Indigenous beliefs, Roman Catholicism, Protestantism
More information MadagascarGeography of MadagascarHistory of Madagascar and Politics of Madagascar
Flag of Madagascar
(image by Edgar Allan Poe [Public domain or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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