Madagascar is an island nation located in the Indian Ocean, southeast of the mainland. The country is home to 22.434 million people.
The nation is a unitary semi-presidential republic.
Official languages of Madagascar are Malagasy and French. English was an official language, but was removed by voters in a 2010 referendum.
Roughly half of the population practices traditional religious beliefs, while another half practice Christianity.
The currency of Madagascar is the Malagasy ariary.