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Country Madagascar


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Region Southern Africa
Area (sq km) 587,041
Border (Island) Indian Ocean, Mozambique Channel
Population 23,201,926
Nationality Malagasy
Ethnicity Malayo-Indonesian (Merina and related Betsileo), Cotiers (mixed African, Malayo-Indonesian, and Arab ancestry), French, Indian, Creole, Comoran
Religion Indigenous beliefs 52%, Christian 41%, Muslim 7%
Language French, Malagasy, English
Literacy 65%
Government Republic
Capital Antananarivo
Leader President Hery Martial Rajaonarimampianina Rakotoarimana (since January 25, 2014); Prime Minister Olivier Mahafaly Solonandrasana (since April 13, 2016)
Currency Malagasy ariary (MGA)
Independence Day June 26, 1960 (from France)
National Holiday Independence Day (June 26, 1960)
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