GDP Official Exchange Rate (OER is more precise at gauging a countries economic power)

(Estimated 2011): $9.4 billion (US$) or (GBP)

GDP (OER) Per Capita (per member of the population estimated 2011): (US$) or (GBP)


GDP Purchasing Power Parity (PPP is good for gauging living conditions and use of resources but not as accurate as OER. This data has been calculated based on the sum value of all goods and services produced in the country valued at prices prevailing in the United States) 

 (Estimated 2011): $20.6 billion (US$) or (GBP)

GDP (PPP) Per Capita (per member of the population estimated 2011): $900 (US$) or (GBP)


Capital: Antananarivo

Population (Estimated July 2012): 22,585,517

Area: 587,041 km2 or 226,658 mi2

Currency: Malagasy Ariary (MGA)

Official Language: Malagasy, French and English

Political Information: Currently a Caretaker Government

Official Religion: No Official Religion
(approximately 52% of the population have indigenous beliefs, 41% are Christian and 7% are Muslim)

Highest Mountain: Maromokotro at 2,876m or 9,436ft

Largest River:

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Time Zone (GMT/UTC): -5:00



Counties/Provinces/States: 14 parishes; Clarendon, Hanover, Kingston, Manchester, Portland, Saint Andrew, Saint Ann, Saint Catherine, Saint Elizabeth, Saint James, Saint Mary, Saint Thomas, Trelawny, Westmoreland

note: for local government purposes, Kingston and Saint Andrew were amalgamated in 1923 into the present single corporate body known as the Kingston and Saint Andrew Corporation

 Leaders: H.M. Queen Elizabeth II with Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen and Prime Minister Portia Simpson-Miller

 Additional: Gained Independence from the UK on the 6th of August 1962.


Sources: CIA World Fact Book, and Encyclopaedia Britannica.

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