Madagascar's flagLocation: Indian Ocean
Official name: Republic of Madagascar
Formation (date of independence / date current borders were established): 1960 / 1960
Capital city: Antananarivo
Population: 20.1 million / 90 people per sq mile (35 people per sq km)
Total land area: 226,656 square miles (587,040 square km)
Language(s) spoken: Malagasy (official language), French (official language), English (official language)
Main religions: Traditional beliefs 52%, Christian (mainly Roman Catholic) 41%, Muslim 7%
Ethnic mix: Other Malay 46%, Merina 26%, Betsimisaraka 15%, Betsileo 12%, Other 1%
Government type: Transitional regime
Currency: Ariary = 5 iraimbilanja
Literacy rate: 64%
Calorie consumption (daily per person): 2133 kilocalories

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