Tagged: Madagascar

Madagascar, the fourth largest island nation in the world, is located off the southeast coast of Africa. Governed as a semi-presidential representative democratic republic, Madagascar has experienced political instability and transitions since gaining independence from France in 1960. The political landscape is marked by a multi-party system, with key parties including the Hery Velona (“To Make Life Better”) movement, the TIM (Tiako I Madagasikara or “I Love Madagascar”) party, and the Arema (Avant-garde for the Renovation of Madagascar) party. The island nation is known for its unique biodiversity, hosting diverse flora and fauna, including lemurs found nowhere else on Earth. Agriculture, fishing, and tourism contribute to the economy, but Madagascar faces challenges such as poverty, deforestation, and periodic natural disasters. The Malagasy culture, with influences from African, Asian, and European traditions, is expressed through music, dance, and rituals like Famadihana. Madagascar’s unique position in the Indian Ocean and its history of colonization contribute to its complex socio-political landscape, as the nation seeks to balance economic development with environmental conservation and social well-being. GETZIPCODES: Features democracy and rights of Madagascar.

Madagascar Population 2014

Madagascar 2014

Yearbook 2014 Madagascar. In the December 2013 presidential election, former Finance Minister Hery Rajaonarimampianina received 53.5% of the vote, thus appearing to have defeated former Health Minister Jean Louis Robertson. However, both candidates accused...