Madagascar is a sparsely populated island located 250-400 miles off the eastern coast of Africa, just south of the equator. At 1580 km (1000 miles) long and 600km wide, Madagascar is the world's fourth largest island.

A nature-lover's paradise, Madagascar is filled with rich and fascinating
opportunities for exploration. The mountains, rain forests, river valleys, coastal plains, grasslands, caverns and deserts offer a wealth of diversity and wonder.

Among its natural resources, Madagascar is home to nine-tenths of the world's lemur species. It is also considered to be a prime spot for serious bird watchers. With more than 10 000 varieties of plants, this tropical paradise is blanketed with one of the richest collections of flora in the world, including 1 000 different species of orchids and 6 different species of baobab trees.

Once a French colony, Madagascar was granted its political independance in 1958. The official language is French. The local language with various dialects is Malagasy, which is a synthesis of Indonesian, African and Arabic elements. French is also widely spoken throughout Madagascar.

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