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Madagascar Flag The Republic of Madagascar (French: République de Madagascar) is an island nation in the Indian Ocean to the East of Africa. The main island, Madagascar is the world's fourth largest island and home to an incredibly diverse range of ecologies, including many which species which are found nowhere else including the entire lemur infraorder, three bird families, the fossa (Madagascar's largest mammalian carnivore), and six baobab species.

As of 2009, the population of Madagascar was estimated as being 20,653,556. The country's capital and largest city is Antananarivo (French: Tananarive), which is often known by its abbreviated French name, Tana. As of 2001, Antananarivo was home to 903,450 people, with a total of 1,403,449 people living it the city and surrounding urban area.

Madagascar Country Details


Country Name Madagascar
Political Status Island country
Geographic Location The Indian Ocean to the East of Africa
Flag Madagascar Flag
Principal Language French
Capital Antananarivo


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Madagascar (Bradt Travel Guide)
By Daniel Austin

BRADT
Paperback (464 pages)

Madagascar (Bradt Travel Guide)
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A new, thoroughly updated 12th edition of Bradt's Madagascar, the leading and most comprehensive guide to this unique island nation, written by Hilary Bradt, who first visited in 1976 and has returned roughly 35 times, and Daniel Austin, who has visited 12 times and continues to travel there annually. Bradt's Madagascar is by far the most thorough guide to the country in English and includes contributions from over 50 experts in a book which has been the most authoritative guide to the country for three decades. It covers national parks and protected areas and includes itineraries to suit all interests and budgets, plus details of around 1,000 hotels and restaurants.
Madagascar is fascinating not only zoologically and botanically, but culturally, linguistically, historically and geologically. This vast island is the fourth largest in the world and also the oldest, which partly explains why it has evolved into an incredible hotspot for biodiversity, with a truly unique flora and fauna that is more than 80% endemic to the island, and with new species being described virtually on a daily basis. Madagascar is also the only place where you can see wild lemurs. Almost a quarter of the world's 450-or-so primates exist only here. And Madagascar is the world's largest grower of vanilla orchids, the bulk of which is supplied to the USA for flavouring ice cream and Coca Cola.
With Bradt's Madagascar you can visit tropical rainforest and seek out its incredible flora and fauna; explore otherworldly limestone spires, most famously at Tsingy de Bemaraha National Park – Madagascar's most striking landscape; discover the beach-fringed islands around Nosy Be, fabulous for scuba diving, snorkelling, kayaking, whale-watching and fishing opportunities; and make the most of a host of adventuring and sporting possibilities, including surfing, windsurfing, rock climbing, tree climbing, caving, river trips, mountain biking, quad biking and hiking. Also covered are the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ambohimanga; the renowned Avenue des Baobabs, one of the country's most photographed scenes, and information on the best birdwatching spots: Madagascar has almost 300 avian species, with a high proportion of endemics, including five whole endemic families.


Insight Guides Madagascar (Travel Guide with Free eBook)
By Insight Guides

Insight Guides
Released: 2018-11-01
Paperback (328 pages)

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· This brand new edition of Insight Guide Madagascar (with free app and eBook) is ideal for travellers seeking immersive cultural experiences

· In-depth on history and culture: travellers can enjoy special features on the Malagasy people, outdoor activities and the island's unique flora and fauna with special emphasis on lemurs and chameleons, all written by local experts

· Innovative extras = incredible value, and unique in the market. All Insight Guides to countries and regions come with a free eBook and regularly updated app, unlike comparable competitors' products

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Wildlife of Madagascar (Wildlife Explorer Guides)
By Ken Behrens

Princeton University Press
Paperback (344 pages)

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The Indian Ocean island of Madagascar is one of the world's great natural treasures and ecotourism destinations. Despite being an island, it is home to nearly an entire continent’s variety of species, from the famous lemurs to a profusion of bizarre and beautiful birds, reptiles and amphibians. Wildlife of Madagascar is a compact and beautifully illustrated photographic guide, and an essential companion for any visitor or resident. With an eye-catching design, authoritative and accessible text and easy-to-use format, it provides information on identification, distribution, habitat, behaviour, biology and conservation for all the mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and butterflies likely to be seen.


  • The most comprehensive single-volume field guide to Madagascar’s wildlife

  • Attractive layout features more than 900 stunning colour photographs

  • Covers the mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and butterflies, and some of the other invertebrates and plants, most likely to be seen

  • Provides key information about identification, distribution, habitat, behaviour and conservation

  • Introductory sections provide background information on Madagascar and its unique environments

Madagascar: The Eighth Continent (Bradt Travel Guides)
By Peter Tyson

Bradt Travel Guides
Paperback (384 pages)

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Madagascar is a land where lizards scream and monkey-like lemurs sing songs of inexpressible beauty. It is a place where creatures you may never have heard of—fossa and tenrecs, vangas and aye ayes—thrive in a true ‘Lost World’ along with bizarre plants like the octopus tree and the three-cornered palm. And where the ancestors of the Malagasy, as the island’s people are known, come alive in rollicking ceremonies known as “turning the bones.” Join Peter Tyson on a diverting odyssey with four scientists investigating the fascinating natural and cultural mysteries of this extraordinary land.

Insight Guides Pocket Madagascar (Travel Guide with Free eBook) (Insight Pocket Guides)
By Insight Guides

Insight Guides
Released: 2019-06-01
Paperback (144 pages)

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Insight Pocket Guides: ideal itineraries and top travel tips in a pocket-sized package. Now with free eBook, and a pull-out map.



Plan your trip, plan perfect days and discover how to get around - this pocket-sized guide is a convenient, quick-reference companion to discovering what to do and see in Madagascar, from top attractions like the Parc National des Tsingy de Bemaraha and Nosy Be, to hidden gems, including the Baie des Dunes and Andrambovato.



· Compact, concise, and packed with essential information about Where to Go and What to Do, this is an ideal on-the-move companion when you're exploring Madagascar

· Covers Top Ten Attractions, including Antananarivo, the Mandrare River Valley and the Allée des Baobabs and Perfect Day itinerary suggestions

· Offers an insightful overview of landscape, history and culture

· Contains an invaluable pull-out map, and essential practical information on everything from Eating Out to Getting Around

· Includes an innovative extra that's unique in the market - all Insight Pocket Guides come with a free eBook

· Inspirational colour photography throughout

· Sharp design and colour-coded sections make for an engaging reading experience



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Madagascar 1:1 000 000 inclued Antananarivo inset (International Travel Maps)
By International Travel maps

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Map (2 pages)

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2nd edition. 2 sides map. Printed in Canada.
Berlitz Pocket Guide Madagascar (Travel Guide with Dictionary)
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Madagascar Wildlife (Bradt Guides)
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Lavishly illustrated and completely updated, this fourth edition of Bradt’s Madagascar Wildlife is a celebration of the island’s extraordinary flora and fauna, 90% of which is endemic. The pace of change in Madagascar's biodiversity is staggering, over the past decade a new species of frog has been discovered at a rate of one every six weeks, and this is the only guide to keep abreast of such scientific developments. Containing over 280 colour photographs, updated information on 22 of the country’s top parks and reserves, plus lively species descriptions, this handbook is perfect for natural history enthusiasts and travellers alike.

 


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