Country #12 is 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.
|Official name||Republic of Madagascar|
|Status||Independent country since 1960|
|Major languages||Malagasy (official), French (official)|
|Major religions||Indigenous beliefs, Roman Catholicism, Protestantism|
|More information||Madagascar, Geography of Madagascar, History of Madagascar and Politics of Madagascar|