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Capital:
Antananarivo
Government:
Unitary Seni-Presidential Republic
Current Head of Government:
Andry Rajoelina
Economy:
  • Agriculture, including fishin and forestry, is a mainstay of the economy, accounting for more than one fourth of GDP and employing 80% of the population
  • Major exporter of apparel.
Population:
26,955,737 (2020) (53rd)
Land Size:
587,041 sq km (226,658 sq miles)
Major Ethnic Groups:
  • Malayo-Indonesian (Merina and related Betsileo)
  • Cotiers (mixed African, Malayo-Indonesian, and Arab ancestry: Betsimisaraka, Tsimihety, Antaisaka, Sakalaya)
  • French
  • Indian
  • Creole
  • Comoran
Religions:
  • Indigenous African Religions: 52%
  • Christianity: 41%
  • Islam: 7%
Languages(s):
  • French (official)
  • Malagasy (official)
  • English