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Madagascar Overview

Madagascar, officially the Republic of Madagascar and previously known as the Malagasy Republic, is an island country in the Indian Ocean, off the coast of Southeast Africa. Madagascar is the world’s 47th largest country and the fourth-largest island. The country lies mostly between latitudes 12°S and 26°S, and longitudes 43°E and 51°E. Neighboring islands include the French territory of Réunion and the country of Mauritius to the east, as well as the state of Comoros and the French territory of Mayotte to the north west. The nearest mainland state is Mozambique, located to the west.

The island is one of the world’s most biologically diverse areas, with many endemic species. More than half of the island’s breeding birds are endemic. Other endemic species include the Red-bellied Lemur, the Indri, and the Aye-aye. It is internationally renowned as a wildlife tourism and ecotourism destination, focusing on lemurs, birds, and orchids. The Indri is the largest lemur species. One of the best places to observe the Indri is the Analamazoatra Reserve (also known as Périnet), four hours away from the capital. The presence of the Indri has helped to make the Analamazoatra Reserve one of Madagascar’s most popular tourist attractions. One family group of Indri in the park is habituated to humans and are thus easy for tourists to observe.

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Weather

The combination of southeastern trade winds and northwestern monsoons produces a hot rainy season (November–April) with frequently destructive cyclones, and a relatively cooler dry season (May–October). Rain clouds originating over the Indian Ocean discharge much of their moisture over the island’s eastern coast; the heavy precipitation supports the area’s rain forest ecosystem. The central highlands are both drier and cooler while the west is drier still, and a semi-arid climate prevails in the southwest and southern interior of the island.