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Madagascar

Madagascar Geography Stats

Definitions

  • Area > Comparative: The area of various small countries expressed in comparison to various areas within the United States of America.
  • Area > Land: Total land area in square kilometres
  • Area > Land > Per capita: Total land area in square kilometres Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Area > Total: Total area in square kilometers
  • Average precipitation in depth > Mm per year: Average precipitation in depth (mm per year). Average precipitation is the long-term average in depth (over space and time) of annual precipitation in the country. Precipitation is defined as any kind of water that falls from clouds as a liquid or a solid.
  • Average rainfall in depth > Mm per year: Average rainfall is the long-term average in depth (over space and time) of annual precipitation in the country. Precipitation is defined as any kind of water that falls from clouds as a liquid or a solid.
  • Climate: A brief description of typical weather regimes throughout the year.
  • Geographic coordinates: This entry includes rounded latitude and longitude figures for the purpose of finding the approximate geographic center of an entity and is based on the Gazetteer of Conventional Names, Third Edition, August 1988, US Board on Geographic Names and on other sources.
  • Geographic location: Geographic location of island countries.
  • Land area > Sq. km: Land area is a country's total area, excluding area under inland water bodies, national claims to continental shelf, and exclusive economic zones. In most cases the definition of inland water bodies includes major rivers and lakes."
  • Land area > Square miles: Country land area.
  • Location: The country's regional location, neighboring countries, and adjacent bodies of water.
  • Natural resources: A country's mineral, petroleum, hydropower, and other resources of commercial importance.
  • Surface area > Sq. km: Surface area is a country's total area, including areas under inland bodies of water and some coastal waterways.
  • Terrain: A brief description of the topography
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Area > Comparative slightly less than twice the size of Arizona 2013
Area > Land 581,540 sq km 2008 46th out of 235
Area > Land > Per capita 29.02 sq km per 1,000 people 2008 61st out of 224
Area > Total 587,041 sq km 2013 48th out of 251
Average precipitation in depth > Mm per year 1,513 2011 57th out of 178
Average rainfall in depth > Mm per year 1,513 2008 56th out of 169
Climate tropical along coast, temperate inland, arid in south 2013
Geographic coordinates 20 00 S, 47 00 E 2013
Geographic location Indian Ocean , Africa 2014
Land area > Sq. km 581,540 sq km 2008 42nd out of 199
Land area > Square miles 226,658 square miles 2013 31st out of 86
Location Southern Africa, island in the Indian Ocean, east of Mozambique 2013
Natural resources graphite, chromite, coal, bauxite, rare earth elements, salt, quartz, tar sands, semiprecious stones, mica, fish, hydropower 2013
Surface area > Sq. km 587,040 km² 2005 44th out of 204
Terrain narrow coastal plain, high plateau and mountains in center 2013

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; Food and Agriculture Organization; Food and Agriculture Organisation, electronic files and web site.; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Wikipedia: List of island countries (Sovereign states); British Broadcasting Corporation 2014; World Development Indicators database

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Madagascar Geography Profiles (Subcategories)

Area 11 Land use 3
Environment 3 Maritime claims 6
Freshwater withdrawal 6 Surface area 3
Land area 3