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  1. Madagascar By: Kelsey Stephenson

  2. Map with surroundings

  3. Capital

  4. Landforms • Betsiboke River • Mangoky River • AnkaratraMountians • Mt. Maromokatro • Masoala peninsula

  5. Major Cities • Antananarivo • Toamasina • Flanarantsoe • Mahajanga • Toliara

  6. Landmarks Rohtas Fort Mespelbrunn Castle  The Land of The White Pygmies

  7. Recreation Maraingy fighting Judo

  8. Flag White stands for purity of the people, green for hope and victory, and finally, red stands for sovereignty.

  9. Location • Madagascar is located in the Indian Ocean 250 miles off the eastern coast of Africa across the Mozambique Channel, just south of the equator. It is the worlds 4th largest island.

  10. Climate • Tropical along coast • Temperate inland • Arid in south. • They get about 52.8 inches of rain a year

  11. Transportation

  12. Culture Tsimbazaza Zoo Andafiavaratra palace Market of Analakely

  13. Languages • Standard Malagasy • French • English

  14. Food Zebu and Rice

  15. History • Madagascar has no lions, giraffes, zebras, or hippos. • Because it has been isolated from Africa for so long, many new species have evolved there. About 80% of the animals found in Madagascar do not exist anywhere else on Earth. • It is also called the Red Island because of its red soil. • Madagascar has a coastline that is more than 400 km.

  16. Natural Hazards locust infestation Madagascar has tropical cyclones that bring torrential rains and destructive floods.

  17. Life Expectancy • total population: 63.63 years  male: 61.62 years  female: 65.7 years

  18. Major Religion •  52% follow animist beliefs • 41% follow Christianity

  19. Ethnic Group • Malayo-Indonesian

  20. Imports • Boilers, machinery, nuclear reactors, etc. • Mineral fuels, oils, and distillation products. • Electrical and electronic equipment

  21. Exports • Vanilla • knit nor crochet clothing • Fish, crustaceans, molluscs, and aquatic invertebrates