Flag of Madagascar

Flag of Madagascar

The flag of Madagascar has been inspired by a flag of the tribe Hovo and it consists of three stripes in total. The first stripe is vertical and it is located in the pole part of the flag. The waving part of the flag is filled with two horizontal stripes - red on the top and green at the bottom. Originally, a red-white flag of dynasty Merino symbolized efforts to keep independence during the times when Europeans were colonizing Africa. White color traditionally stands for purity and chastity, red for independence and green signifies hope for better tomorrows. According to another interpretation, green represents the coastal population, white is associated with the family of Volafots and red with the family of Volamens from the 17th century.

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Main information

Country
Madagascar
Capital city
Antananarivo
Population
21,263,403 (2012)
Total area
587,041 km2
Formation
26. 6. 1960
Highest point
Maromokotro (2,876 m)
GDP
$ 945 (IMF, 2012)
Currency
malagasy ariary (MGA)
Code
MG (MDG)
Calling code
+261
Internet TLD
.mg

Country is member of

By continents
Africa

Name of country in other languages

Czech
Madagaskar (Antananarivo)
English
Madagascar (Antananarivo)
German
Madagaskar (Antananarivo)
French
Madagascar (Antananarivo)
Italian
Madagascar (Antananarivo)
Spanish
Madagascar (Antananarivo)
Russian
Мадагаскар (Антананариву)
Slovak
Madagaskar (Antananarivo)
Polish
Madagaskar (Antananarywa)
Portuguese
Madagáscar (Antananarivo)
Chinese
马达加斯加 (塔那那利佛)
Japanese
マダガスカル (アンタナナリボ)
Turkish
Madagaskar (Antananarivo)
Norwegian
Madagaskar (Antananarivo)
Swedish
Madagaskar (Antananarivo)
Hungarian
Madagaszkár (Antananarivo)
Dutch
Madagaskar (Antananarivo)
Danish
Madagaskar (Antananarivo)
Finnish
Madagaskar (Antananarivo)
Hebrew
מדגסקר (אנטננריבו)

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