Madagascar

A Virtual Poster By: Deja Burgess

The Country of Madagascar

My French speaking country is Madagascar. Madagascar is the fourth biggest island nation after Greenland, New Guinea and Borneo. It is located off the southeast coast of Africa and is most known for it's diverse animal life.

Their Motto is: "Fitiavana, Tanindrazana, Fandrosoana" (meaning "Love, Fatherland, Progress")

The Basics of the Country

  • Long Name: Republic of Madagascar
  • Capital City: Antananarivo (903,450 pop.)
  • Madagascar Population: 22,599,098 (as of 2013)
  • Currency: Malagasy ariary
  • Ethnicity: Malayo-Indonesian, Cotiers, French, Indian, Creole, and Comoran
  • Languages: French, Malagasy(official) , and English
  • People are called... Malagasy, because of their language.

Currency in Madagascar

Madagascar Tours

History of Madagascar

First off, the island of Madagascar wasn't always an island. In a catastrophic earthquake, it broke free from the continent of Africa. The island was first known to Europeans after being sighted in 1500 by a Portuguese ship on the new route to India, but it is not until a century later that much outside attention is paid to the place. The French made the island a protectorate in 1885, and then, in 1895, ended the monarchy. Madagascar is a Francophone country, and French is spoken among the educated population of this former French colony. But, after almost a century under French control, Madagascar declared independence from France in 1960.

Famous for...

Madagascar, the fourth largest island in the world, is well known for its cash crops pepper and vanilla & its diverse animal life, mainly their lemurs.

Independence Day

Friday, June 26th, 12am

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