adagascar is a mountainous island located in the Indian Ocean south of the equator. The Mozambique channel separates it from East-African coast. At the narrowest, a mere 400km separates these two bodies..
The Red Island is about 1600km long and more than 600km at its widest point. The Tropic of Capricorn dissects southern Madagascar, from Vangaindrano, in the east to Tulear in the west.. Tulear is about 9000 km from London.
The surface area of Madagascar is approximately 592.000 kms with a coastline of about 5.000 km. Madagascar, the world’s fourth largest island, after Greenland, New Guinea and Borneo, is nearly twice as big as the UK and Ireland combined or twice the size of Arizona. The island has about 22 million people and the official language is Malagasy with some local variations. French is spoken by many Malagasy people. The currency is the Ariary.
The Capricorn coast
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The South West coast is called "the Capricorn Coast." It begins at Ihosy where the road rises between granite mountains to enter the great grass plain, of the Bara pastoralistswith their great herds of zebu.
- It is a country with many natural wonders, including the magnificent sandstone formations of Isalo and the needle sharp rock of the BemarahaTsingy
- Madagascar also offers fabulous underwater richness. The Tulear barrier reef, boasts more than 6000 species and is also the third longest in the world..
Madagascar, the second Eden with many unique species of fauna and flora, is waiting for you!