Facts and stats about Madagascar

22.6 million

Population. Ranked 52nd in 2013.


GDP per capita. Ranked 172nd in 2012.

Largest city Antananarivo - 1,000,000
Capital city Antananarivo - 1,000,000
Major language Malagasy (official), French
Major religion Indigenous beliefs, Christianity
Monetary unit ariary
Alternative names Republic of Madagascar, Republique de Madagascar, Madagascar
Groups Group object, Group object, Group object, Group object, Group object, Group object

Interesting observations about Madagascar

  • Madagascar ranked first for commercial bank prime lending rate amongst Hot countries in 2012.
  • Madagascar ranked first for biodiversity > mammal species, threatened amongst Sub-Saharan Africa in 2013.
  • Madagascar ranked first for economic freedom amongst Former French colonies in 2013.
  • Madagascar ranked second for employment rate > adults globally in 2008.