30 Interesting Facts About Madagascar
Every country around the world has its own special identity. There are many countries, which are famous all over the world due to their natural beauty, so the unique culture of many countries and the living of its citizens makes it special. One of the few similar countries is Madagascar, the fourth largest island in the world. Today we will tell you about the fun and Interesting facts about Madagascar through this article.
FACT#1. Madagascar’s full name is the Republic of Madagascar, an island country in the Indian Ocean near the southern coast of Africa. The settlers in this country have come from the island of Borneo, now divided between Brunei, Indonesia, and Malaysia.
FACT#2. You would be surprised to know that all people in Madagascar, whether children or old or women or men, wear the same clothes. This dress is called ‘Lamba’ in the local language. Lamba is also used as a shroud for the dead.
FACT#3. Madagascar is also known as Red Island due to its unique colored soil. There are many such species of medicinal plants, which are used in herbal remedies. Despite being naturally rich, Madagascar is one of the poorest countries in Africa. People here speak Malagasy and French languages.
FACT#4. About 75 percent of Madagascar’s castes are endemic, meaning they are not found anywhere else in the world except here. Many strange animals are also found on this island, including tenrecs (a rat with thorns), brightly colored chameleons. However, many animals here are now on the verge of extinction.
FACT#5. Madagascar Island is the world’s largest island with 5,87,041 square kilometers.
FACT#6. 5 percent of the world’s plant and live species are available in Madagascar.
FACT#7. The two largest ethnic groups in Madagascar are the Marina and the Batsamisarak.
FACT#8. Madagascar has separated from the continent of Africa about 150 lac years ago, due to which most of the plants found here are not found anywhere else on earth.
FACT#9. There are lemurs, thorny pins, brightly colored chameleons, puma-like fossa, and other rare species of animals in Madagascar.
FACT#10. Madagascar is also called “Great Red Island” because the soil here is red which is not generally useful for agriculture.
FACT#11. In the north and west of Madagascar, limestone is formed, which is a kind of Limestone. This stone is known as Tsingy.
FACT#12. Rice is the staple food of Madagascar and the people there use rice in every meal.
FACT#13. Rice is the staple or prime food of Madagascar and the people there use rice in every meal.
FACT#14. The capital of Madagascar is Antananarivo, which is the most populous city here.
FACT#15. Madagascar has its own Fight Club, in which there is a game called Morasingi in which it is fought without weapons.
FACT#16. More than 100 species of monkeys are found in Madagascar.
FACT#17. Madagascar is a poor country in the continent of Africa.
FACT#18. About 80 percent of the vanilla in the world comes from Madagascar. Apart from vanilla, coffee, sugar, shellfish, cotton cloth, and petroleum are also exported in Madagascar.
FACT#19. The country was liberated from France on 26 June 1980.
FACT#20. The population of this country is 2.6 crores according to the year 2018 census.
FACT#21. The currency of this country is the Malagasy Arrival.
FACT#22. The old name of Madagascar is Malagasy. People living on this island know it by this name. Apart from this, a shiny lizard is also found here which is not found anywhere else in the world, its value is also in crores.
FACT#23. Madagascar’s climate is characterized by a combination of southeastern trading winds and the northwest monsoon to create a warm and rainy season.
FACT#24. The last queen of the Madagascar Empire was Ranavalona III (November 22, 1861, to May 23, 1917).
FACT#25. The national animal of Madagascar is the ring-tailed lemur.
FACT#26. The national dish of Madagascar is Romazava.
FACT#27. The highest mountain in Madagascar is the Maromokotro Mountain, which is 2876 meters (9436 ft) high.
FACT#28. Madagascar has no tiger, zebra, giraffe, or hippopotamus, as depicted in the famous Hollywood film, Madagascar. But the film portrayed Lemur as King Julian, perfect.
FACT#29. The national sport of Madagascar is rugby, football (soccer) is also popular.
FACT#30. Madagascar’s natural beauty earned it another prestigious reputation from the United Nations. The rainforest of Etesinana on the east coast was declared a World Heritage Site in 2007.