Madagascar, the world’s fourth largest island is located in the Indian Ocean about 402 kilometers off the eastern coast of Africa across the Mozambique Channel, just south of the Equator. The nation comprises the island of Madagascar as well as numerous smaller peripheral islands.
Land Area of Madagascar
Agriculture 440,911 Square kilometers
Forest 128,520 Square kilometers
Water 5,501 Square kilometers
National Parks 12,109 Square kilometers
Total Land area 587,041 Square kilometers
Madagascar is divided into six autonomous provinces which are divided into 22 regions. The regions are in turn divided into 111 districts. Districts are then divided into communes.
Madagascar’s highest mountain is Mt. Maromokotro with an impressive 2876 m. It is located in the Tsaratanana Massif region along the Island’s central spine.
Betsiboka River is the longest river of Madagascar. It flows for a total of 525 kilometers from north of Tananarive.
Madagascar has 17 national parks, the largest being Masoala National Park which covers a total area of 2,400 square kilometers.