La République de Madagascar est un État insulaire, situé dans la partie occidentale de l'océan Indien, au large de l'Afrique de l'est dont il est séparé par le canal du Mozambique. Sa capitale est Antananarivo (Tananarive).
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.
Republic of Madagascar
Independent country since 1960
597,041 square kilometres (230,519 sq mi)
Malagasy and French (both official)
Indigenous beliefs, Roman Catholicism, Protestantism
Cartes topographiques de Madagascar Topographic maps of Madagascar
This section holds copies of original general maps more than 70 years old.
Carte de Madagascar depuis « Meyers Konversationslexikon » 1888 Map of Madagascar from Meyers Konversationslexikon, 1888
Densité de la population Population density
Carte satellite (septembre 2003) Satellite map
Carte satellite satellite map
Notes and references
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