What is the Latitude and Longitude on Madagascar?
Latitude of Madagascar is:-20 and Longitude of Madagascar is: 47
Home to some exotic variety of animals and birds found nowhere else on earth, Madagascar is an island country located in the Indian Ocean. The island Madagascar is the fourth largest island in the world and boasts of diverse flora and fauna and beautiful landscapes but the increasing population and some traditional practices pose a threat to awe inspiring beauty of the nature. South Africa's physiographic division counts Madagascar as one of its distinct provinces.
Located at the geographical coordinates of 20 South and 47 East, Madagascar is spread over an area of 587,041 square kilometres. The total population in the island is 20,653,556 according to 2009 census. Antananarivo is the capital and the largest city of the island, placed at an altitude ranging from 747 to 1,341 metres. Canal des Pangalanes is a chain of lakes running through the country. Maromokotro is the most elevated peak in the country at a height of 9436 feet.
The climate of Madagascar is characterized by frequent cyclones that can range from small to destructive. Hot season lasts from November to April. Trade winds flowing from the Indian Ocean cool down the temperature and also cause some rainfall.
Agriculture, tourism, mining and textile are the mainstays of Madagascar's economy. There are also oil reserves found in parts of countries. This country has a rich musical heritage as a part of its culture.
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