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Madagascar

BASIC FACTS

Area

587,040 Km2



Population

23.537 Millions



HDI Rank

151 (over 186 countries)



Capital City

Antananarivo



Demographic distribution

Malagasy



Spoken languages

Malagasy, French



Religious beliefs

Christianity (41%); indigenous beliefs; Islam (7%)



Political regime

Tiako I Madagasikara (TIM), , Association pour la renaissance de Madagascar (AREMA), Tanora Malagasy Vonona (TGV)



Head of State

Andry Rajoelina



Associations with International Organisations

African Union (AU) - currently suspended, Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), Indian Ocean Rim-Association for Regional Co-operation (IOR-ARC), Indian Ocean Commission (IOC), the Southern African Development Community (SADC) - currently suspended, and the Francophone Organisation (OIF).




Sources: Foreign & Commonwealth Office, The World Factbook




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