Madagascar

Full Name Republic of Madagascar
Capital Antananarivo
Form of Government Republic
Date of Independence 26 June, 1960
Date of Entry into the UN
Total Area 587,041 km2 (45th)
226,597 sq mi
Total Population (2008 estimate) 20,042,551 (55th)
Time Zone EAT (UTC+3)
Currency Malagasy Ariary
GDP (nominal, 2007 estimate) $7.711 billion
GDP Per Capita $391
Human Development Index .533
Languages Malagasy, French, English
Etnic Groups
Religions 50% Indigenous, 45% Christianity
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TV station TV Malagasy

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