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Population 2002...............................16,473,477
GDP per capita 2001 (Purchasing Power Parity, US$)........... 870
GDP 2001 (Purchasing Power Parity, US$ billions)................14
Average annual growth 1991-97
Population (%) ....... 2.9
Labor force (%) ....... 2.9
 

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Resources and links about Madagascar

view of Tana - Photo by robin.elaine - CC-BY

Total Area.................................................................226,656 sq. mi.
Urban population (% of total population) ...............................28
Life expectancy at birth (years).....................................................57
Child malnutrition (% of children under 5) ..........................24
Access to safe water (% of population) ..................................... 34
Illiteracy (% of population age 15+) ............................................16

 

Go to capital - Antananarivo City Profile - To Madagascar History

 

Background Note: Madagascar __ A full national profile with history, culture, economy, maps and more. - illustrated - From U.S. State Department - http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/5460.htm

CIA - The World Factbook -- Madagascar __ A detailed look at Madagascar including history, culture, political structure, economy and many other topics. - From US Central Intelligence Agency - http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/ma.html

Country Profile: Madagascar __ A general overview including history, political structure, culture, leaders, media, and more. "Madagascar is the world's fourth biggest island after Greenland, New Guinea and Borneo. Because of its isolation most of its mammals, half its birds, and most of its plants exist nowhere else on earth." - illustrated - From BBC - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/country_profiles/1063208.stm
 
Doing Business in Madagascar __ "This page provides a snapshot of each country’s aggregate ranking on the ease of doing business and on each of the ten topics that comprise the overall ranking. Data is also provided for each country for all the 10 topics covered in the database." Starting a business, dealing with licenses, employing workers, getting credit, paying taxes and much more. - From doingbusiness.org/The World Bank Group - http://www.doingbusiness.org/ExploreEconomies/?economyid=117

Economy of Madagascar __ "Agriculture, including fishing and forestry, is the mainstay of the economy, accounting for 34% of GDP and contributing more than 70% to export earnings. Industry features textile manufacturing and the processing of agricultural products." An encyclopedia article with links to other resources. - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Economy_of_Madagascar 



Ethnologue report for Madagascar __ Web page dedicated to the languages spoken in Madagascar. - From SIL International - http://www.ethnologue.com/show_country.asp?name=Madagascar

Madagascar __ An excellent tool for anthropology and historical research. "Handbook Series sponsored by the U.S. Department of the Army between 1986 and 1998. Each study offers a comprehensive description and analysis of the country or region's historical setting, geography, society, economy, political system, and foreign policy." - From Library of Congress - http://countrystudies.us/madagascar/ 
 
Madagascar __ A guide to law, constitution/s, legal history, international agreements and more. - From Law Library of Congress - http://www.loc.gov/law/guide/madagascar.html

Madagascar __ A good overview of Madagascar, history, government, statistics and more. - illustrated - From Infoplease - http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0107743.html


 
Madagascar __ "You needn't totally forget about notions of idyllic tropical islands, but there's more to do here than lazing on a sandy beach and dipping into crystalline waters to peek at coral reefs now and again. Madagascar's forests are a shimmering, seething mass of a trillion stems and dripping leaves and slithering, jumping, quirky beasts out of nature's bag of tricks: Lemurs, chameleons, periwinkles and baobabs, aloes, geckoes, sifakas and octopus trees." History, culture statistics and more. - illustrated - From Lonely Planet - http://www.lonelyplanet.com/destinations/africa/madagascar/

Madagascar Country Information __ You will find detailed information and a lot of it. There are learning games and information for teachers too. You will find history, people, population, government and more. - illustrated - From countryreports.org - http://www.countryreports.org/country.aspx?countryid=148&countryName=Madagascar

Madagascar Economy - Flags, Maps, Economy, Economy, Climate ... __ "Madagascar Economy - Flags, Maps, Economy, Economy, Climate, Natural Resources, Current Issues, International Agreements, Population, Social Statistics, ..." Everything in the title and more. - illustrated - From photius.com - http://www.photius.com/countries/madagascar/economy/index.html 

Madasgar Exports __ You will find charted exports information by industry, product and value in U.S. Dollars. Click on the little "+" icons for even more detailed information about each topic. - From intracen.org - http://www.intracen.org/appli1/TradeCom/TP_EP_CI.aspx?RP=004&YR=2005

Madagascar - geography Flag, Map, Economy ... __ "Madagascar Interactive Factbook: GEOGRAPHY, Flag, Map,Geography, People, Government, Economy, Transportation, Communications." This and more, - illustrated - From theodora.com - http://www.theodora.com/wfb/madagascar_geography.html

Madagascar: Geography, Maps and Information __ You will find a collection of resources including geography, maps and links to related articles. - From about.com - http://geography.about.com/library/maps/blmadagascar.htm

madagascar map and information page __ An atlas style page chock-full of various maps, statistics, and general information. - illustrated - From worldatlas.com - http://worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/africa/mg.htm

Madagascar Photos __ You will find galleries of click-to-enlarge photo images, pictures of Madagascar. - illustrated - From trekearth.com - http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Africa/Madagascar/
 
Madagascar Photos, Flag, Map and Travel Information __ You will find several galleries of pictures as well as an 'atlas' style summary with maps and more. - illustrated - From pbase.com - http://www.pbase.com/world/madagascar 

Madagascar: Table of Contents __ This is the Embassy of Madagascar online information service. You will find a series of click-to-view articles. - From Embassy of Madagascar - http://www.embassy.org/madagascar/

Madagascar Video Clips __ You will find video clips related to the country. 'Caution' only a portion of the video clips have been reviewed by archaeolink.com. There may be material in others some would find objectionable. - From searchforvideo.com - http://www.searchforvideo.com/countries/madagascar/

Maps Of Madagascar __ You will find a wide variety of map resources. Select from MapQuest, Merriam-Webster, Perry-Castaņeda Library Map Collection and others. - From embassyworld.com - http://www.embassyworld.com/maps/Maps_Of_Madagascar.html

pictures of Madagascar at picturesofplaces.com __ Madagascar pictures including Antananarivo, Moramanga, Sambava, Ankarana, Nosy Mangabe, Isalo National Park, Tsingy, wildlife, and more! - illustrated - From picturesofplaces.com - http://www.picturesofplaces.com/Africa/madagascar.html 
 

 

 

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