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Madagascar

Madagascar Afrika Focus, Vol. 6, Nr. 1, 1990, pp. 88-93 1. Official name: Democratic Republic of Madagascar Repoblica Malagasy 2. Geography: 2.1.Situation: Madagascar is an island in the Indian Ocean east of Tanzania between 12S and 25S, 43.36'E and 47"13'E. 2.2. Total area: 587 041 km. 2.3. Natural regions: the major highlands are situated on a central axis running north-south. 1bere are mountains with altitudes up to 2500 m, volcanic as in Ankaratra and Tsaratanana or crystalline as in Adringitra. The lower areas form a narrow wne close to the coast except for the wide terrace plains in the west and panly in the south. 2.4. Climate: ranges from humid tropical in the east to semi- desert in the southwest. The altitudes temper the hot tropical climate in the mountain regions. The northwest monsoon brings rain to the northwest of Madagascar, the moisture loaden tradewinds bring heavy rains to the eastern littoral regions. 3. Population: 3.1. Total population: 10.2 min (1985), urban population: 21 %. 3.2. Population density: 17 per km. 3.3. Population growth rate: 3.2% (1980-1985). 3.4. Capital: ANTANANARIVO, 663.000 inh. (1985). 3.5. Languages: Malagasy, French (official), English. 89 MADAGASCAR CLIMAT I C DIAGRAMS --.----------,..----...--12. tlF ~11 I I http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Afrika Focus Brill

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Afrika Focus, Vol. 6, Nr. 1, 1990, pp. 88-93 1. Official name: Democratic Republic of Madagascar Repoblica Malagasy 2. Geography: 2.1.Situation: Madagascar is an island in the Indian Ocean east of Tanzania between 12S and 25S, 43.36'E and 47"13'E. 2.2. Total area: 587 041 km. 2.3. Natural regions: the major highlands are situated on a central axis running north-south. 1bere are mountains with altitudes up to 2500 m, volcanic as in Ankaratra and Tsaratanana or crystalline as in Adringitra. The lower areas form a narrow wne close to the coast except for the wide terrace plains in the west and panly in the south. 2.4. Climate: ranges from humid tropical in the east to semi- desert in the southwest. The altitudes temper the hot tropical climate in the mountain regions. The northwest monsoon brings rain to the northwest of Madagascar, the moisture loaden tradewinds bring heavy rains to the eastern littoral regions. 3. Population: 3.1. Total population: 10.2 min (1985), urban population: 21 %. 3.2. Population density: 17 per km. 3.3. Population growth rate: 3.2% (1980-1985). 3.4. Capital: ANTANANARIVO, 663.000 inh. (1985). 3.5. Languages: Malagasy, French (official), English. 89 MADAGASCAR CLIMAT I C DIAGRAMS --.----------,..----...--12. tlF ~11 I I

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Published: Jan 26, 1990

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