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Africa is the world's second largest and second most-populous continent (behind Asia in both categories).
Société Nationale Malgache de Transports Aériens, Société Anonyme,"." Air Madagascar.
Ajesaia is a Malagasy football club based in Antananarivo, Madagascar.
Albert Camus (7 November 1913 – 4 January 1960) was a French philosopher, author, and journalist.
L'Alliance Française (French Alliance), or AF, is an international organization that aims to promote French language and culture around the world.
Ambohimanga is a hill and traditional fortified royal settlement (rova) in Madagascar, located approximately northeast of the capital city of Antananarivo.
The Ambohitsorohitra Palace is a presidential palace in the capital of Madagascar, Antananarivo.
The American School of Antananarivo (ASA) is an international school in Antananarivo, Madagascar, founded in 1969.
Analamanga is a region in central Madagascar, containing the capital Antananarivo and its surrounding metropolitan area.
The Andafiavaratra Palace, located on the highest hilltop of the capital city of Antananarivo, was the residence of Prime Minister Rainilaiarivony of Madagascar, who governed the island kingdom in the late 19th century.
King Andriamasinavalona (1675–1710), also known as Andrianjakanavalondambo, was a King of Imerina in the central highlands of Madagascar.
Andriana refers to both the noble class and a title of nobility in Madagascar.
Andrianampoinimerina (1745–1810) ruled the Kingdom of Imerina from 1787 until his death.
Andrianjaka reigned over the Kingdom of Imerina in the central highlands region of Madagascar from around 1612 to 1630.
Andry Nirina Rajoelina (Malagasy) (born 30 May 1974) was the President of the High Transitional Authority of Madagascar.
Anglicanism is a Western Christian tradition that evolved out of the practices, liturgy and identity of the Church of England following the Protestant Reformation.
Antananarivo Province is a former province of Madagascar with an area of.
Antsirabe is the second largest city in Madagascar and the capital of the Vakinankaratra region, with a population of 238,478 in 2013.
The architecture of Madagascar is unique in Africa, bearing strong resemblance to the construction norms and methods of Southern Borneo from which the earliest inhabitants of Madagascar are believed to have immigrated.
Arivonimamo is a city (commune urbaine) in Itasy Region, in the Central Highlands of Madagascar.
An arrondissement is any of various administrative divisions of France, Belgium, Haiti, certain other Francophone countries, and the Netherlands.
AS ADEMA Analamanga is a Malagasy football club based in Antananarivo, Madagascar.
As Saint Michel is a Malagasy football club based in Antananarivo in the Analamanga zone in central Madagascar.
Île-de-France ("Island of France"), also known as the région parisienne ("Parisian Region"), is one of the 18 regions of France and includes the city of Paris.
The Botanical and Zoological Garden of Tsimbazaza, short Tsimbazaza Zoo (in French Parc Botanique et Zoologique de Tsimbazaza or PBZT) is a zoological and botanical garden in the neighbourhood of Tsimbazaza in Antananarivo, Madagascar, located just north of the National Assembly of Madagascar building.
A brownout is an intentional or unintentional drop in voltage in an electrical power supply system.
Bubonic plague is one of three types of plague caused by bacterium Yersinia pestis.
A capital city (or simply capital) is the municipality exercising primary status in a country, state, province, or other administrative region, usually as its seat of government.
The Catholic Church, also known as the Roman Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with more than 1.299 billion members worldwide.
The Catholic University of Madagascar (UCM) (French: Université Catholique de Madagascar; Malagasy: Oniversite Katolika eto Madagasikara) is a private university located in Antananarivo, Madagascar.
Chinese people in Madagascar are a minority ethnic group of Madagascar and form Africa's third largest overseas Chinese population with a population in 2011 estimated at between 70,000-100,000.
Christianity in Madagascar is practiced by 41% of Madagascans, according to the US Department of State in 2011, or by 85% of them according to the Pew Research Center in 2010, often in syncretic form with traditional religious practices.
Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ,Martindale, Cyril Charles.
The Christmas season, also called the festive season, or the holiday season (mainly in the U.S. and Canada; often simply called the holidays),, is an annually recurring period recognized in many Western and Western-influenced countries that is generally considered to run from late November to early January.
Christmas Eve is the evening or entire day before Christmas Day, the festival commemorating the birth of Jesus.
Christmas traditions vary from country to country.
The Cinema of Madagascar refers to the film industry in Madagascar.
Corvée is a form of unpaid, unfree labour, which is intermittent in nature and which lasts limited periods of time: typically only a certain number of days' work each year.
DHL Express is a division of the German logistics company Deutsche Post DHL providing international courier, parcel, and express mail services.
Vice Admiral Didier Ratsiraka (born 4 November 1936) is a Malagasy politician who was President of Madagascar from 1975 to 1993 and from 1997 to 2002.
East Africa Time, or EAT, is a time zone used in eastern Africa.
Elephant birds are members of the extinct family Aepyornithidae.
The seat or cathedra of the Bishop of Rome in the Basilica of San Giovanni in Laterano An episcopal see is, in the usual meaning of the phrase, the area of a bishop's ecclesiastical jurisdiction.
Fady, in Malagasy culture, refers to a wide range of cultural prohibitions or taboos.
Famadihana is a funerary tradition of the Malagasy people in Madagascar.
FedEx Corporation is an American multinational courier delivery services company headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee.
Fianarantsoa is a city (commune urbaine) in south central Madagascar, and is the capital of Haute Matsiatra Region.
French (le français or la langue française) is a Romance language of the Indo-European family.
The Colony of Madagascar and Dependencies (Colonie de Madagascar et dépendances) was a French colony off the coast of Southeast Africa between 1897 and 1958.
There is a small but recognizable community of French people in Madagascar, of whom the vast majority are born in Madagascar and are descended from former settlers and colonists from France who settled in Madagascar during the 19th and 20th centuries.
The Goethe-Institut (GI, "Goethe Institute") is a non-profit German cultural association operational worldwide with 159 institutes, promoting the study of the German language abroad and encouraging international cultural exchange and relations.
The central government of the People's Republic of China is divided among several state organs.
The Government of the French Republic (Gouvernement de la République française) exercises executive power in France.
Gross domestic product (GDP) is a monetary measure of the market value of all final goods and services produced in a period (quarterly or yearly) of time.
The hiragasy (hira: song; gasy: Malagasy) is a musical tradition in Madagascar and particularly among the Merina ethnic group of the Highland regions around the capital of Antananarivo.
The Hova, or free commoners, were one of the three principal historical castes in the Merina Kingdom of Madagascar, alongside the Andriana (nobles) and Andevo (slaves).
Iavoloha Palace is the official residence of the President of Madagascar.
The Ikopa River is the second longest waterway in Madagascar and passes through the capital, Antananarivo.
Indians in Madagascar form a community of roughly 25,000 individuals according to the statistics of India's Ministry of External Affairs; other estimates of their population range from 15,000 to 30,000.
Ivato International Airport is the main international airport serving Antananarivo, the capital of Madagascar, located 16 km northwest of the city centre.
James Cameron (1799–1875) was a 19th-century Scottish artisan missionary with a background in carpentry who, over the course of twenty-three years of service in Madagascar with the London Missionary Society (1826–1835; 1861–1875), played a major role in the Christianization and industrialization of that island state, then under the rule of the Merina monarchy.
Jean Laborde (16 October 1805 in Auch - 27 December 1878 in Madagascar) was an adventurer and early industrialist in Madagascar.
Jirama (Jiro sy rano malagasy) is a state-owned electric utility and water services company in Madagascar.
The Köppen climate classification is one of the most widely used climate classification systems.
Lake Anosy (Lac Anosy) is an artificial lake in the southern part of the capital city of Madagascar, Antananarivo, about two miles south of Haute-Ville.
Neny Lalao Rakotonirainy Ravalomanana (born 1953) is a Malagasy businesswoman and politician.
A lamba is the traditional garment worn by men and women that live in Madagascar.
This is a list of all the diplomatic missions in Madagascar.
This is a list of Presidents of Madagascar, since the establishment of the office of President in 1959, during the Malagasy Republic.
This list of sovereign states provides an overview of sovereign states around the world, with information on their status and recognition of their sovereignty.
The London Missionary Society was a missionary society formed in England in 1795 by evangelical Anglicans and various nonconformists.
Écoles et Lycée Français de Tananarive, or Lycée Français de Tananarive (LFT), is a French international school in Antananarivo, Madagascar.
Madagascar (Madagasikara), officially the Republic of Madagascar (Repoblikan'i Madagasikara; République de Madagascar), and previously known as the Malagasy Republic, is an island country in the Indian Ocean, off the coast of East Africa.
The Madagascar national rugby union team represents Madagascar in the sport of rugby union.
Mahajanga (French: Majunga) is a city and an administrative district on the northwest coast of Madagascar.
Stade Municipal de Mahamasina is a rugby union and football (multi-purpose) stadium, also used for concerts and athletics, in Antananarivo, Madagascar.
The ariary (sign: Ar; ISO 4217 code MGA) is the currency of Madagascar.
Malagasy is an Austronesian language and the national language of Madagascar.
The Malagasy (Malgache) are an Austronesian ethnic group native to the island and country of Madagascar.
Manakara is a city in Madagascar.
Mantasoa is a town and commune in Madagascar.
Marc Ravalomanana, GCSK (born 12 December 1949) is a Malagasy politician who was the President of Madagascar from 2002 to 2009.
The Merina Kingdom, or Kingdom of Madagascar, officially the Kingdom of Imerina (1540–1897) was a pre-colonial state off the coast of Southeast Africa that, by the 19th century, dominated most of what is now Madagascar.
The Merina people, also known as the Imerina, Antimerina or Hova, are the largest ethnic group in Madagascar.
Montreal (officially Montréal) is the most populous municipality in the Canadian province of Quebec and the second-most populous municipality in Canada.
The Museum of Ethnology and Paleontology is a museum in Antananarivo, Madagascar.
The highly diverse and distinctive music of Madagascar has been shaped by the musical traditions of Southeast Asia, Africa, Arabia, England, France and the United States as successive waves of settlers have made the island their home.
The Parliament has two chambers.
New Year is the time or day at which a new calendar year begins and the calendar's year count increments by one.
New Year's Day, also called simply New Year's or New Year, is observed on January 1, the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar.
In the Gregorian calendar, New Year's Eve (also known as Old Year's Day or Saint Sylvester's Day in many countries), the last day of the year, is on 31 December which is the seventh day of Christmastide.
Nice (Niçard Niça, classical norm, or Nissa, nonstandard,; Nizza; Νίκαια; Nicaea) is the fifth most populous city in France and the capital of the Alpes-Maritimes département.
Non-governmental organizations, nongovernmental organizations, or nongovernment organizations, commonly referred to as NGOs, are usually non-profit and sometimes international organizations independent of governments and international governmental organizations (though often funded by governments) that are active in humanitarian, educational, health care, public policy, social, human rights, environmental, and other areas to effect changes according to their objectives.
An oceanic or highland climate, also known as a marine or maritime climate, is the Köppen classification of climate typical of west coasts in higher middle latitudes of continents, and generally features cool summers (relative to their latitude) and cool winters, with a relatively narrow annual temperature range and few extremes of temperature, with the exception for transitional areas to continental, subarctic and highland climates.
A paddy field is a flooded parcel of arable land used for growing semiaquatic rice.
Paositra Malagasy is the company responsible for postal service in Madagascar.
Philibert Tsiranana (18 October 1912 – 16 April 1978) was a Malagasy politician and leader, who served as the first President of Madagascar from 1959 to 1972.
A pit latrine or pit toilet is a type of toilet that collects human feces in a hole in the ground.
Germany is a democratic, federal parliamentary republic, and federal legislative power is vested in the Bundestag (the parliament of Germany) and the Bundesrat (the representative body of the Länder, Germany's regional states).
Madagascar was divided into six "autonomous provinces" (faritany mizakatena).
Radama I "the Great" (1793–1828) was the first Malagasy sovereign to be recognized as King of Madagascar (1810-1828) by a European state.
Field Marshal Rainiharo (died on 18 October 1852 in Rabodomiarana) was from 1833 to 1852 prime minister of the Kingdom of Imerina in the central highlands of Madagascar.
Rainilaiarivony (30 January 1828 – 17 July 1896) was a Malagasy politician who served as the Prime Minister of Madagascar from 1864 to 1895, succeeding his older brother Rainivoninahitriniony, who had held the post for thirteen years.
Rainivoninahitriniony (1824–1868), also called Raharo, was Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Madagascar between 1852 and 1864.
Ranavalona I (born Rabodoandrianampoinimerina; 1778 – August 16, 1861), also known as Ramavo and Ranavalo-Manjaka I, was sovereign of the Kingdom of Madagascar from 1828 to 1861.
Ranavalona II (1829 – 13 July 1883) was Queen of Madagascar from 1868 to 1883, succeeding Queen Rasoherina, her first cousin.
Ranavalona III (November 22, 1861 – May 23, 1917) was the last sovereign of the Kingdom of Madagascar.
Rasoherina (1814 – 1 April 1868) (also Rasoherina-Manjaka) was Queen of Madagascar from 1863 to 1868, succeeding her husband Radama II following his presumed assassination.
The ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta) is a large strepsirrhine primate and the most recognized lemur due to its long, black and white ringed tail.
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Antananarivo is one of five Latin Metropolitan Archdioceses in Madagascar, yet depends on the missionary Roman Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples.
The rotaka was a series of farmer and student protests in Madagascar between April 1971 and May 1972 that led to the collapse of the First Republic of Madagascar under President Philibert Tsiranana.
A rova is a fortified royal complex built in the central highlands of Madagascar by Merina of the Andriana (noble) class.
The Rova of Antananarivo (Rovan'i Manjakamiadana) is a royal palace complex (rova) in Madagascar that served as the home of the sovereigns of the Kingdom of Imerina in the 17th and 18th centuries, as well as of the rulers of the Kingdom of Madagascar in the 19th century.
Rugby union in Madagascar is a popular team sport.
The Senate (Sénat) is the upper chamber of the bicameral Parliament of Madagascar.
Twin towns or sister cities are a form of legal or social agreement between towns, cities, counties, oblasts, prefectures, provinces, regions, states, and even countries in geographically and politically distinct areas to promote cultural and commercial ties.
Southern Africa is the southernmost region of the African continent, variably defined by geography or geopolitics, and including several countries.
A special delegation (délégation spéciale in French) in a municipal organization is a delegation of several members appointed by a representative of the state following the dissolution or resignation of a municipal council or another organization to perform the functions of mayor or president.
Structural adjustment programmes (SAPs) consist of loans provided by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank (WB) to countries that experienced economic crises.
Suzhou (Wu Chinese), formerly romanized as Soochow, is a major city located in southeastern Jiangsu Province of East China, about northwest of Shanghai.
Toamasina, meaning "like salt" or "salty", unofficially and in French also Tamatave, is the capital of the Atsinanana region on the east coast of Madagascar on the Indian Ocean.
Toliara (also known as Toliary,; formerly Tuléar) is a city in Madagascar.
United Parcel Service (UPS) is an American multinational package delivery and supply chain management company.
The United States Department of State (DOS), often referred to as the State Department, is the United States federal executive department that advises the President and represents the country in international affairs and foreign policy issues.
University of Antananarivo (Université d'Antananarivo) is the primary public university of Madagascar, located in the capital Antananarivo.
University of Madagascar's Museum of Art and Archaeology is a museum in Antananarivo, Madagascar.
USCA Foot (Union Sportive de la Commune Urbaine d'Antananarivo) is a football club based in Antananarivo, Madagascar.
The Vazimba (Malagasy), according to popular belief, were the first inhabitants of Madagascar.
Vorkuta (Воркута́; Вӧркута, Vörkuta; Nenets for "the abundance of bears", "bear corner") is a coal-mining town in the Komi Republic, Russia, situated just north of the Arctic Circle in the Pechora coal basin at the Usa River.
The World Bank (Banque mondiale) is an international financial institution that provides loans to countries of the world for capital projects.
World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.
Yerevan (Երևան, sometimes spelled Erevan) is the capital and largest city of Armenia as well as one of the world's oldest continuously inhabited cities.
A zebu (Bos primigenius indicus or Bos indicus or Bos taurus indicus), sometimes known as indicine cattle or humped cattle, is a species or subspecies of domestic cattle originating in the Indian Subcontinent.
The 2009 Malagasy political crisis began on 26 January 2009 with the political opposition movement led by Antananarivo mayor Andry Rajoelina, which sought to oust President Marc Ravalomanana from the presidency.
2018 has been designated as the third International Year of the Reef by the International Coral Reef Initiative.
2019 (MMXIX) will be a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2019th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 19th year of the 3rd millennium, the 19th year of the 21st century, and the 10th and last year of the 2010s decade.
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