Madagascar

Country information

  • Landlocked/Coastal: Island / Coastal
  • Country area: 587,041 kmĀ²
  • Pop: 21,926,221
  • Religions: Indigenous, Christian, Muslim
  • GDP/ World Rank Dollars: $20.76 billion (114)
  • HDI/ World Rank Index: 0.435 (135)
  • Main Languages: French, Malagasy, English
  • Largest three cities: Antanaravio, Toamasina, Fianarantsoa
  • Capital: Antanaravio
  • Type of government: Semi-presidential democratic republic
  • Economic Structure: Exports: $600 million (1998 est) - coffee, vanilla, clovbes, shellfish, sugar, petroleum products Imports: $881 million (1998 est) - intermediate manufactures, capital goods, petroleum, consumer goods, food
  • Name of president, PM, Ruler: Presidengt Andry Rajoelina and Prime Minister Albert Camille Vital
  • Date of next election: May or Sept 2011
  • HIV/AIDS prevalence: 0.2% (2009 est)
  • Literacy rates: 69%
  • Corruption perceptions index 2010: 2.6
  • 2011 Doing Business Rank: 140
  • Life expectancy: 63.63
  • Percentage below poverty line: 50% (2005 est)

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