Flag of Madagascar

Posted by khethiwe qotyana on 16 April 2018, 15:40 SAST
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The flag of Madagascar was adopted on 14 October 1958, two years before the independence of that nation, as Madagascar prepared for a referendum on its status in the French Community.

The colors of the flag represent Madagascar's history, yearning for independence, and traditional classes. Red and white were the colors of the Merina kingdom, which succumbed to France in 1896. They were used in the flag of the last Merina monarch, Queen Ranavalona III. They may indicate the ethnic origins of the Malagasy people in Southeast Asia, and are shared by the flag of IndonesiaGreen was the color of the Hova, the largest class of peasant commoners, who played a significant role in anti-French agitation and the independence movement.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Madagascar

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Interesting Facts About Madagascar

Posted by khethiwe qotyana on 16 April 2018, 15:05 SAST
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  • Republic of Madagascar is the fourth largest island in the world, approximately (587,000 2 km). The only larger islands are Borneo, Greenland and New Guinea.
  • Almost all of the plant and animal species found on the Madagascar Island are unique to this island.
  • Madagascar has two seasons, a dry cooler season which starts in May and last until October and a hot rainy season which starts in November and last until April.
  • The capital of this island is Antananarivo. This city is also the Madagascar’s most populated city.
  • The population of Madagascar : 21,290,000.
  • Madagascar is one of the poorest countries in Africa. The people in this territory face many problems including poor health care, a poor educational system, economic problems and malnutrition.
  • Most of the population or better to say 52% maintain their indigenous religious beliefs, other 41% are Christian and 7% are Islam.
  • Madagascar has two official languages, first is French and second Malagasy.
  • Madagascar Island was under French rule from 1895-1957.
  • This island has lost more than 80% of its original forest land since humans arrived on this place about two thousand years ago.


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