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What to See in Madagascar

Andouani (Elville) (Madagascar) The city of Andouani (Elville) is the capital of the island of Nosy Be, which is located off the northwestern coast of Madagascar. Nosy Be Island is the most popular beach resort in Madagascar. Nosy Be area – 321 sq. km. Tourists love this island for its fun atmosphere – there are… Read More »

Travel Guide for Madagascar

Food and drink Dishes eaten in Madagascar reflect the influence of the culinary traditions of migrants from Southeast Asia, Africa, India, China and Europe who settled on the island at different times. Rice, which formed the basis of the Malagasy diet, was cultivated by the first settlers mentioned, along with tubers and other traditional South… Read More »

Madagascar History and Cities

History Settlement of the island by population groups from Southeast Asia and Africa began from the 4th century, later the Arabs followed to a lesser extent, who probably set up the first trading posts on the northwest coast in the 10th century. After the discovery by the Portuguese in 1500, they built coastal bases; from… Read More »

Literature of Madagascar

Literature from Madagascar is available in several languages, but the two official languages Madagascan and French are by far the most important in literature. In addition, there are literature in various other Indonesian languages ​​and languages ​​from Oceania. Oral literature Madagascar has rich oral literary traditions dating back hundreds of years. Historical and mythological stories… Read More »

Geography of Madagascar

Madagascar is the world’s fourth largest island and is separated from the east coast of Africa by the over 400 km wide Mozambique Canal. The island is between 12 ° and 25 ° 40ʹ c.br. and between 43 ° 10ʹ and 50 ° 30ʹ a.l. The greatest length north-south is 1600 km, and greatest width… Read More »

Madagascar Knowledge and Culture

Officially, there is nine-year compulsory schooling in Madagascar, but since 1985, the percentage of children in school has declined. About 30 percent of the population over the age of 15 is illiterate. The University of Antananarivo was established in 1955, but changed its name to the University of Madagascar in 1961. The University has branches… Read More »


Madagascar is a republic in the Indian Ocean, about 400 kilometers east of Africa’s southeastern coast. The state includes the main island of Madagascar, the world’s fourth largest island, and some small neighboring islands in the Indian Ocean. The capital is Antananarivo. The population of approximately 25.7 million inhabitants (2018) is of mixed Indonesian and… Read More »

Madagascar Arts and Literature

Literature Three négritude poets can be said to represent the French-speaking literature in Madagascar: Jacques Rabemananjara, Jean-Joseph Rabearivelo and Flavien Ranaivo. During the colonial period, attempts were made to introduce French as a cultural language, but Malagasy’s position was strong; It is written language centuries ago, and a large amount of written text is available.… Read More »

Madagascar Sightseeing Places

Money National currency: 1 Malagasy Ariary. Currency abbreviation: MGA – ABBREVIATIONFINDER.ORG There are banknotes worth 10,000, 5,000, 2,000 and 1,000 ariary. Coins come in denominations of 1, 2, 4, 10, 20, and 50 ariary. Because of their low value, they are not in circulation. Besides Mauritania, Madagascar is the only country that deviates from the decimal… Read More »