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Madagascar

Madagascar
  • Capital

    Capital

    Antananarivo

  • Local time

    Local time

    13:06

  • Population

    Population

    25.28 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +261

  • Currency

    Currency

    Ar MGA (ariary)

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Madagascar

Madagascar
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  • Capital

    Capital

    Antananarivo

  • Local time

    Local time

    13:06

  • Population

    Population

    25.28 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +261

  • Currency

    Currency

    Ar MGA (ariary)

  • Average Salary

    Average Salary

    $ 323

  • Petrol price

    Petrol price

    € 1.35 pl

  • Precipitation

    Precipitation

    1 513mm /year

Geography & travel

  • Country Area

    Country Area

    587 040 km2

  • Protected Area

    Protected Area

    5%

  • Forest Area

    Forest Area

    21%

  • Agricultural area

    Agricultural area

    71%

  • Railways

    Railways

    854km

  • Annual air passengers

    Annual air passengers

    441 861

Population

  • Ethnicity

    Ethnicity

    Malayo-Indonesian
    Côtiers
    French

  • Religion

    Religion

    indigenous - 52 %
    Christian - 41 %
    Islam - 7 %

  • Literacy rates

    Literacy rates

    71.6%

  • Languages

    Languages

    French
    Malagasy
    English

  • Armed Forces

    Armed Forces

    21 600

  • Alcohol consumption

    Alcohol consumption

    1.9 l/person

  • Diabetes

    Diabetes

    4%

  • Malaria

    Malaria

    104%

  • Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis

    236 per 100k

  • HIV

    HIV

    0.2%

Economy

  • Industries

    Industries

    meat processing, seafood, soap, breweries, tanneries, sugar, textiles, glassware, cement

  • Agriculture

    Agriculture

    coffee, vanilla, sugarcane, cloves, cocoa, rice, cassava (tapioca), beans, bananas

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    graphite, chromite, coal, bauxite, rare earth elements, salt, quartz, tar sands, semiprecious stones

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    graphite, chromite, coal, bauxite, rare earth elements, salt, quartz, tar sands, semiprecious stones

  • Renewable Energy

    Renewable Energy

    73%

  • CO2 Emissions

    CO2 Emissions

    3 077kt

  • Ease of Business

    Ease of Business

    162 (Best=1, Worst=200)

  • ATMs per 100k people

    ATMs per 100k people

    2

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What not to do when visiting Madagascar

1/11
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Business & Communication

Don't forget to shake hands with your right hand while your left hand holds your right arm below the elbow when greeting.

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2/11
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Don’t export precious gems, natural resources or other precious materials without a certificate.

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3/11
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Business & Communication

Don't offer money if hosted in a local village - offer gifts.

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Did you know

Did you know?

90% of Madagascar’s life forms are endemic to the island.

4/11
Marker Madagascar
Business & Communication

Don't expect large personal space while conversing - touching among the same gender is also common.

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5/11
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Don’t expect indirect communication - locals tend to say how the things are.

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6/11
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Street & Behavioral

Don’t be offended when people point with the bent index finger - it’s typical, but keep it bent, pointing towards oneself. Pointing without bending index finger is rude.

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7/11
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Business & Communication

Don't take pictures of locals without asking before.

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8/11
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Street & Behavioral

Don’t forget consensual same-sex relations are criminalised.

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Did you know

Did you know?

In eastern Africa, you can buy beer brewed from bananas.

9/11
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Street & Behavioral

Don’t be a victim of mosquito-borne diseases - protect yourself against bites by mosquitoes.

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10/11
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Don’t drink tap water - use bottled one instead.

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Don’t forget the rainy season takes place between November and April.

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