Church Information

STATUS: Nationalized Work

CHURCHES: 1020 Churches


     Career Missionaries Chris & Paula Richardson
     Associate Missionaries David & Ashley Cadd

MADAGASCAR – Country Information

Madagascar has a population of 26.9 million as of 2020.

587,040 sq km / 226,657 sq mi (slightly smaller than Texas)
Madagascar is the 4th largest island in the world.

Capital City:
The capital city of Antananarivo is a land land locked situated on a plateau provided moderate weather for the capital city.

Ethnic Groups:
90% Malagasy
1.1% Makua
0.6% Other

Madagascar has 18 separate tribal groups of Malayo-Indonesian, African mixed with Malayo-Indonesian, and Arab ancestry,

40% Traditional Ancestor Worship.
27% Protestant
20% Roman Catholic
2% Sunni Muslim 
9% Other


Malagasy is the most widely spoken with French usually a second language.

Madagascar is the fourth largest island is the world, with strategic location along the Mozambique channel. There is also diversity with the island with tropical rainforest in the east, temperate highlands in the center and arid desserts in the south.

Madagascar is a poor country with mostly unregulated economy with many untapped natural resources.

Interesting Fact:
Madagascar is the world’s top producer of vanilla.

Important Facts:
Madagascar gained independence from France on June 26, 1960. Most of the plant life, bug life, and animals in Madagascar can only be there. 

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