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.
The capital city of Antananarivo is a land land locked situated on a plateau provided moderate weather for the capital city.
Madagascar has 18 separate tribal groups of Malayo-Indonesian, African mixed with Malayo-Indonesian, and Arab ancestry,
40% Traditional Ancestor Worship.
20% Roman Catholic
2% Sunni Muslim
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.
Madagascar is the world’s top producer of vanilla.
Madagascar gained independence from France on June 26, 1960. Most of the plant life, bug life, and animals in Madagascar can only be there.