Prayer times in Madagascar

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Payer Times for Cities in Madagascar


About Madagascar

Madagascar, officially known as the Republic of Madagascar, is an island country situated in the Indian Ocean, off the southeastern coast of Africa. It holds the title of the world's fourth-largest island. Madagascar's unique evolutionary history, owing to its separation from the African continent about 88 million years ago, has led to the development of a biodiversity that's rich and unique. More than 90% of its wildlife is found nowhere else on Earth. This includes over 100 species of lemurs, three-quarters of the world's chameleon species, and many kinds of birds. Its diverse ecosystems range from tropical rainforests, to dry deciduous forests, highland plateaus, and desert lands, are a significant attraction for ecotourism. The capital and the largest city of Madagascar is Antananarivo. The country's inhabitants, known as Malagasy, are divided into 18 ethnic groups, all of whom share a common Malagasy language. French is also widely spoken as an official language. Despite the immense natural wealth, Madagascar grapples with challenges such as political instability, widespread poverty, and pressing environmental issues like deforestation, soil erosion, and conservation of its unique biodiversity. Agriculture, including fishing and forestry, is a key pillar of the economy, with major exports including vanilla, cloves, and shrimp. Madagascar's unique culture reflects a mix of Southeast Asian, African, and Arab influences, evident in its traditional music, dance, and cuisine.