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VISIT MADAGASCAR

Largest Cities
City Population Estimated
Antananarivo 875,200 2002
Toamasina 169,800 2002
Antsirabe 155,300 2002

Key Data
Region: Africa
Population: 14,900,700 October 2002
Area Total: 587,040 km2
Area Land: 581,540 km2
Coast Line: 4,828 km km
Capital: Antananarivo
Climate: Tropical along coast, temperate inland, arid in south
Languages: French (official)
Malagasy (official)
Currency: 1 Malagasy franc (FMG) = 100 centimes
Holiday: Independence Day, 26 June (1960)

Average Daily Temperature
Capital: Antananarivo
January: 21C / 69.8F
July: 14.5C / 58.1F
Annual Rainfall: 1367.5mm / 53.8''

Ethnic Divisions
Merina 26%
Betsimisiraka 15%
Betsileo 12%
Tsimhety 7%
Sakalava 6%
Antandroy 5%
Antaisaka 5%
Antaimoro, Bara, Antaimoro 5%
Tanala 4%
Antaifasy, Makoa, Bezanozano, Antakarana, 4%
Antaimoro 3%
Sihanaka 2%
Antanosy 2%
Mahafaly 2%
French, Comoronian, Indian 2%

Religions
Indigenous beliefs 52%
Christian 41%
Muslim 7%

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