Madagascar

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Quick Facts 

  • Full name: Republic of Madagascar
  • Population: 17.2 million (via UN, 2006)
  • Capital: Antananarivo
  • Area: 587,041 sq km (226,658 sq miles)
  • Major languages: Malagasy (official), French
  • Major religions: Indigenous beliefs, Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 54 years (men), 57 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: Ariary
  • Main exports: Vanilla, coffee, seafood, cloves, petroleum products, chromium, fabrics
  • GNI per capita: US $290 (World Bank, 2006)
  • Internet domain: .mg
  • International dialling code: +261
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