National Symbols of Madagascar

Madagascar is a country in Africa. It shares borders with the following countries: Mauritius, South Africa, . The capital of Madagascar is Antananarivo.

The official language is Malagasy and the Malagasy ariary is the currency of the Madagascar. The domain is .mg and the country code is +261.

National day is celebrated on 26 Jun 1960. Every country in the world has national symbols including national animal, national flower, motto, etc and Madagascar is no exception.

In Madagascar, Rugby is considered as a national sport, and it is a passion of many Malagasy people. Ranovola is not only a traditional drink, but one of the national drink of Madagascar. As poetry is a highly appreciated art, many poets like Jean Verdi Salomon Razakandrainy represent a national Malagasy symbol.

The country was founded by Philibert Tsiranana. The current president of Madagascar is Andry Rajoelina and Christian Ntsay is the Prime Minister.

In Madagascar the power plugs and sockets are of type C, D, E, J, K. The standard voltage is 127 V, 220 V and the frequency is 50 Hz.

The Malagasy national anthem was written by Pastor Rahajason and composed by Norbert Raharisoa.

Country information

Official name(s) Republic of Madagascar
Alternative name(s) Republic of Madagascar (official, English), Madagasikara (Malagasy)
Regional location Southern Africa, island in the Indian Ocean, east of Mozambique
Country name etymology Unknown
Climate Tropical along coast, temperate inland, arid in south
Terrain Narrow coastal plain, high plateau and mountains in center
Population 27,691,018
National Day 26 Jun 1960
Language(s) Malagasy
Religion Christianity Catholicism, Other Christian
Country code +261
Literacy rate 71.6%
Currency Malagasy ariary
Capital city Antananarivo
ISO MDG
Domain(TLD) .mg
Ethnicity Merina, Betsimisaraka, Betsileo & Tsimihety
Head of government Prime Minister
Nationality Malagasy
Driving side Drive on the Right-hand side
Date format dd/mm/yyyy
Total area 587,041 km2 (226,658 sq mi)
Timezone UTC+3 (EAT)
Average elevation 442 m (1,450 ft)
Coastline 4,828 Km
Mains electricity 127 V, 220 V
Emergency telephone numbers Emergency Telephone Numbers

Coat of arms

Flag map of Madagascar

Flag map of Madagascar

Motto of Madagascar

Fitiavana, Tanindrazana, Fandrosoana -"Love, Ancestral-land, Progress"

National animal of Madagascar

The National animal of Madagascar is Ring-talked lemur

National Animal of Madagascar - Ring-talked lemur

National flower of Madagascar

The National flower of Madagascar is Poinciana. Botanical name is Delonix Regia.

National flower of Madagascar - Poinciana

National bird of Madagascar

The National bird of Madagascar is Madagascar fish eagle

National bird of Madagascar - Madagascar fish eagle

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Neighbouring countries of Madagascar

Malagasy Proverbs - Popular quotes, proverbs and sayings.

Do not treat your loved one like a swinging door: you are fond of it but you push it back and forth.

Life is a shadow and a mist; it passes quickly by, and is no more.

Sadness is a valuable treasure — only discovered in people you love.

The dying person cannot wait for the shroud to be woven.

Those who know how to swim are the ones who sink.

Govern a country as you would roast a crocodile on a spit.

From all the fish in the pot you can only make one soup.

Debts make the thief.

To love the law is to lose money.

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