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  • Background info
  • Festivals Madagascar
    Besides new year and Christian holidays such as Good Friday, Easter, Ascension, Whitsun and Christmas, Madagascar has several national holidays: Day of Uprising (29 March), Labour Day (1 May), Independence Day (June 26). In addition, ...
  • Culture Madagascar
    Culture The cultural differences between Europeans and the people of Madagascar are so big that you could devote a whole book to them. Even within the different regions, you will find differences in the way in ...
  • Food and drinks Madagascar
    In Madagascar, you can eat well. Many places have an extensive menu and the better places serve Western, Chinese and local dishes. Western meals are often of French footing. The menus are usually in French ...
  • Landscape Madagascar
    Madagascar is the fourth largest island in the world, located southeast of the African continent. The area covers 587,041 km ² and Madagascar is thus about as large as France and Belgium. From north to ...
  • Language Madagascar
    English is not that widely spoken. Malagasy (which is related to Indonesian) and French are the official languages here. Local dialects are also common. ...
  • Population Madagascar
    Madagascar has over 15 ½ million inhabitants. The population density is about 26 inhabitants per km ². To the west it is just 2 inhabitants per km ² . The average population growth is about ...
  • Religion Madagascar
    In Madagascar, 52% of people follow animist beliefs; about 41% Christian and the remainder are Muslim. ...
  • Tipping Madagascar
    In Europe, tipping in most cases is seen as a token of appreciation, a perk of thanks for services rendered. In Madagascar, it accounts for more than a perk: the tip is for people who ...
  • Weather and climate Madagascar
    Climate: Madagascar has a tropical climate that is largely determined by the southeast trade winds. In general it can be said that the summer lasts from November to March and that it is very hot and ...
  • Practical info
  • Arrival information Madagascar
    Spend the first day in Madagascar quietly adjusting. Take time to acclimatise. The change of climate, culture and food can be quite profound. Let it slowly take its course ... welcome to Madagascar! ...
  • Communication Madagascar
    Telephone:  Country code: 261. For cheap calls its best to buy a telephone card and use a public telephone booth. Cards can be purchased at post offices and most hotels. Mobile coverage reaches major cities ...
  • Information for people at home Madagascar
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  • Luggage and clothing Madagascar
    Proper dress is appreciated when you are invited by people into religious buildings. Otherwise shorts and T-shirts/tops can easily be worn. Summer clothing for daytime, plus something warm for the evenings is enough. For the ...
  • Time differences Madagascar
    Standard time zone:UTC/GMT +3 hours No daylight saving time in 2013 ...