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About Madagascar

Madagascar is an island country situated in the Indian Ocean, off Africa’s southeastern coast. It was previously known as the Malagasy Republic and is officially known as the Republic of Madagascar. Madagascar’s beaches and the diverse wildlife and forests are the tourist attractions of Madagascar.

Currency :

Malagasy Ariary (MGA)

Area :

587,041 square km (226,597 square miles)

Population :

22,005,222 (estimated)

Language :

Malagasy, French

Calling Code :


Time zone :


Climate & Geography

The period between November and April is the rainy season in Madagascar. The climate is hot during this time. The period between May and October is relatively cooler. The heavy rainfall during the rainy season supports the ecosystem of the forests of Madagascar.

Madagascar is situated between latitudes 12 degrees S and 26 degrees S and longitudes 43 degrees E and 51 degrees E. Madagascar is an island country and is surrounded by peripheral islands.

Territory & Capital : The territory of Madagascar is covered by rain forests supported by the heavy rains, plateaus and mountains. The highest peak of Madagascar is the Maromokotro at 2,876 m (9,436 ft). Antananarivo is the largest city and the capital of Madagascar. It is also known as Tana.

Suitable Visiting Seasons : The moderate climate of Madagascar makes it a destination that can be visited any time of the year. However, the period between January and March witness heavy rainfall and thus should be avoided if possible.


The highways, railways and airways are the primary means of transport in Madagascar. The waterways are used only for local transport.

Tourist & Immigration Info

Citizens of a few African countries are exempted from Visas. It is required of the rest to have visas. Return tickets are also checked and the expiry date of the passport must be at least six months before the departure date. Tourists arriving from Africa require a certificate of yellow fever vaccination.

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