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Repoblikan'i Madagasikara
République de Madagascar

Republic of Madagascar
Flag of Madagascar Coat of arms of Madagascar
Flag Coat of arms
Motto: Tanindrazana, Fahafahana, Fandrosoana
(Malagasy: Ancestral-land, Liberty, Progress)
Anthem: Ry Tanindraza nay malala ô (Oh, Our Beloved Ancestral-land)
Location of Madagascar
Capital Antananarivo
18°55′S 47°31′E
Largest city Antananarivo
Official language(s) Malagasy, French1
Government Republic
- President Marc Ravalomanana
- Prime Minister Jacques Sylla
Independence From France
- Date 26 June 1960
Area
- Total 587,041 km² (45th)
226,597 sq mi
- Water (%) 013%
Population
- July 2005 est. 18,606,000 (56th)
- 1997 census 16,099,246
- Density 31/km² (142nd)
77/sq mi
GDP (PPP) 2005 estimate
- Total $15.82 billion (118th)
- Per capita 900 (169th)
HDI (2003) 0.499 (146th) – low
Currency Malagasy ariary (MGA)
Time zone MSK (UTC+3)
- Summer (DST) not observed (UTC+3)
Internet TLD .mg
Calling code +261
1Malagasy is the national language according to the Constitution. French is considered a de facto official language.
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