Madagascar By: Kelsey Stephenson
Landforms • Betsiboke River • Mangoky River • AnkaratraMountians • Mt. Maromokatro • Masoala peninsula
Major Cities • Antananarivo • Toamasina • Flanarantsoe • Mahajanga • Toliara
Landmarks Rohtas Fort Mespelbrunn Castle The Land of The White Pygmies
Recreation Maraingy fighting Judo
Flag White stands for purity of the people, green for hope and victory, and finally, red stands for sovereignty.
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.
Climate • Tropical along coast • Temperate inland • Arid in south. • They get about 52.8 inches of rain a year
Culture Tsimbazaza Zoo Andafiavaratra palace Market of Analakely
Languages • Standard Malagasy • French • English
Food Zebu and Rice
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.
Natural Hazards locust infestation Madagascar has tropical cyclones that bring torrential rains and destructive floods.
Life Expectancy • total population: 63.63 years male: 61.62 years female: 65.7 years
Major Religion • 52% follow animist beliefs • 41% follow Christianity
Ethnic Group • Malayo-Indonesian
Imports • Boilers, machinery, nuclear reactors, etc. • Mineral fuels, oils, and distillation products. • Electrical and electronic equipment
Exports • Vanilla • knit nor crochet clothing • Fish, crustaceans, molluscs, and aquatic invertebrates