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Madagascar

Madagascar is the fourth- largest island in the world. The nation lies in the Indian Ocean, off the southeast coast of Africa. It is a fascinating place that boasts one-of-a-kind plants and wildlife. Come explore Madagascar with TFK.

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OFFICIAL NAME: Republic of Madagascar

LOCATION: Southern Africa; island in the Indian Ocean, east of Mozambique

SIZE:  226,756 square miles (587,295 square kilometers), about twice the size of Arizona

CAPITAL:  Antananarivo

POPULATION:  23,201,926 (July 2014 estimate)

CLIMATE:  Tropical along coastline; temperate inland; arid in south

CURRENCY:  Malagasy ariary

Official languages Malagasy and French

PRODUCTS:  Coffee, vanilla, sugarcane, cloves, cocoa, rice; seafood; leather, textiles

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