MADAGASCAR

FAUNA AND FLORA

Madagascar’s forests are a shimmering, seething mass of a trillion stems and dripping leaves and slithering, jumping, quirky creatures out of nature’s bag of tricks: lemurs, periwinkles and baobabs, aloes, geckoes, sifakas and octopus trees.

Location:
Southern Africa, island in the Indian Ocean, east of Mozambique

 

Geography – note:
World’s fourth-largest island; strategic location along Mozambique Channel

 

Map references:
Africa

 

Area:
Total: 587,040 sq km
Land: 581,540 sq km
Water: 5,500 sq km

Climate:
Tropical along coast, temperate inland, arid in south

 

Terrain:
Narrow coastal plain, high plateau and mountains in the center.

 

Elevation extremes:
Lowest point: Indian Ocean 0 m
highest point: Maromokotro 2,876 m

 

Natural resources:
Graphite, chromites, coal, bauxite, salt, quartz, tar sands, semiprecious stones, mica, fish, hydropower

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Contact

Espace commercial HI-POLE

LOT PRES 71B
Antanetibe – Antehiroka
Antananarivo, Madagascar

Licence A & B

N° 021-091/MTA/EDBM

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