Trade and Business in Madagascar (Master)

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The Island of Madagascar (Malagasy Republic) is an East African insular country (Indian Ocean)

  1. Repoblikan'i Madagasikara in Malagasy language
  2. Antananarivo is the economic, political and administrative capital of Madagascar and the largest Malagasy city
  3. Largest Malagasy cities (in parentheses, the province): Antananarivo (Analamanga), Toamasina (Atsinanana), Antsirabe (Vakinankaratra), Fianarantsoa (Haute Matsiatra), Mahajanga (Boeny), Toliara (Atsimo-Andrefana), Antsiranana (Diana), Antanifotsy (Vakinankaratra), Ambovombe-Androy (Androy) and Amparafaravola (Amparafaravola)
  4. Madagascar is one of the poorest African countries
    1. 69% of the Malagasy population lives below the national poverty threshold of one dollar per day
    2. According to the United Nations, Madagascar belongs to the least developed countries group
  5. Main Malagasy economic activities: agriculture, fishing and forestry
    1. Madagascar controls 50% of the world vanilla market
    2. Madagascar is the third African rice producer
    3. Madagascar is the world's leading lychees exporter
    4. Madagascar is the world's largest species exporter
  6. Malagasy mineral resources
    1. Madagascar supplies 50% of sapphires global supply
    2. Madagascar has one of the largest world ilmenite (titanium ore) reserves
    3. Madagascar has important chromite, coal, iron, cobalt, copper and nickel reserves
  7. Oilfields in Tsimiroro and Bemolanga
  8. 2009-2013: Malagasy political crisis
  9. Closest countries to Madagascar: the Comoros, Mauritius, Mozambique, the Seychelles, Swaziland and Tanzania

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  1. Malagasy population: 25 million people
    1. Population density: 35.2 inhabitants / square kilometres
  2. Madagascar is a unitary semi-presidential constitutional republic
  3. Area of Madagascar: 587.041 square kilometres
    1. Madagascar is the fourth largest island in the world
  4. High Central Plateaus (Merina people, Antananarivo)

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  1. Madagascar obtained its Independence from France in 1960
  2. Calling code: 261
  3. Country code top-level domain: .mg
  4. Currency of Madagascar: Malagasy Ariary (MGA)

Business in Madagascar, source: CIA

Transport and Logistics in Madagascar

  1. Ports of Madagascar: Toamasina, Ehoala and Tamatave

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Regions of Madagascar

The 22 regions (faritra) of Madagascar are (region / capital / population in thousands of people / Area in square kilometres):

Business in Madagascar - regions (source: Vonimihaingo Ramaroson)

  1. Diana / Antsiranana I / 719 / 19,266
  2. Sava / Sambava / 1,007 / 25,518
  3. Itasy / Miarinarivo / 752 / 6,993
  4. Analamanga / Antananarivo-Renivohitra / 3,440 / 16,911
  5. Vakinankaratra / Antsirabe I / 1,852 / 16,599
  6. Bongolava / Tsiroanomandidy / 469 / 16,688
  7. Sofia / Antsohihy / 1,280 / 50,100
  8. Boeny / Majunga I (Mahajanga I) / 821 / 31,046
  9. Betsiboka / Maevatanana / 301 / 30,025
  10. Melaky / Maintirano / 297 / 38,852
  11. Alaotra-Mangoro / Ambatondrazaka / 1,054 / 31,948
  12. Atsinanana / Tamatave I (Toamasina I) / 1,305 / 21,934
  13. Analanjirofo / East Fénérive (Fenoarivo Atsinanana) / 1,063 / 21,930
  14. Amoron'i Mania / Ambositra / 734 / 16,141
  15. Haute Matsiatra / Fianarantsoa / 1,231 / 21,080
  16. Vatovavy-Fitovinany / Manakara / 1,454 / 19,605
  17. Atsimo-Atsinanana / Farafangana / 923 / 18,863
  18. Ihorombe / Ihosy / 320 / 26,391
  19. Menabe / Morondava / 608 / 46,121
  20. Atsimo-Andrefana / Tuléar I (Toliara I) / 1,352 / 66,236
  21. Androy / Ambovombe-Androy / 753 / 19,317
  22. Anôsy / Tôlanaro / 690,019 / 25,731

Madagascar Oil

Economic Integration Organisations (Madagascar)

  1. Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA)
  2. United States-COMESA Agreement
  3. Southern African Development Community (SADC)
  4. COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Free Trade Agreement
  5. Madagascar has an Economic Partnership Agreement with the European Union
  6. Indian-Ocean Rim Association (IORA)
  7. Indian Ocean Commission
  8. International Organization of La Francophonie (OIF)

Indian Ocean Commission

  1. African Union (AU)
  2. New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD)
  3. Economic Commission for Africa (CEA)
  4. African Development Bank

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Madagascar is not a member of the Organisation for the Harmonisation of Business Law in Africa (OHADA)

Main Malagasy ethnicities:

The Malagasy ethnic group makes up more than 90% of the population of Madagascar and is generally divided into eighteen ethnic subgroups.

  1. Recent DNA research has revealed that the genetic make-up of Madagascar is a mixture of genes from south-east Asia and East Africa
  2. Merina, of the central highlands of Madagascar, is the largest ethnic subgroup of Madagascar with approximately 26% of the population
  3. The largest coastal ethnic subgroups are the Betsimisaraka (15%), Tsimihety and Akalava.

The national languages are Malagasy and French.

  1. Malagasy language is of Malay-Polynesian origin and is spoken throughout Madagascar.
  2. 20% of the Malagasy population speak French
  3. English was the official language from 2007 to 2010

The main religions in Madagascar are Traditional African Religions and Christianity 

History of Madagascar
  1. 88 million years: Madagascar separated from the Indian peninsula

Higher Education in Madagascar

Minister of Higher Education and Research

  1. University of Antananarivo
  2. University of Antsiranana
  3. University of Fianarantsoa
  4. University of Mahajanga
  5. University of Toamasina
  6. University of Toliara
  7. Catholic University of Madagascar (privada)
  8. Higher Institute of Technology of Antananarivo
  9. Higher Institute of Technology of Antsiranana
  10. Higher Institute of Technology regional Amoron’i Mania of Ambositra (ISTRAM)
  11. National Centre of tele-education of Madagascar

Madagascar is a member of

  1. African and Malagasy Council for Higher Education (CAMES)
  2. University Agency of La Francophonie (AUF)

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