Madagascar Political Map
Madagascar Country Information:
Madagascar is an island located off the southern coast of Africa. Madagascar is bordered by the Indian Ocean and is east of Mozambique.
Madagascar Bordering Countries:
Ambalavao, Ambanja, Ambatondrazaka, Ambilobe, Amboasary, Ambodifototra, Ambohidratrimo, Ambositra, Ambovombe, Andapa, Andramasina, Androka, Ankazobe, Antalaha, Antananarivo, Antsirabe, Antsiranana, Antsohihy, Arivonimamo, Bekodoka, Farafangana, Fenoaribo Atsinanana, Fianarantsoa, Hellville, Iharana, Mahajanga, Mahanoro, Maintirano, Manakara, Mananjary, Mandritsara, Manjakandriana, Maroantsetra, Marovoay, Midongy Atsimo, Moramanga, Morombe, Morondava, Sambava, Toamasina, Tolanaro, Toliara, Tsivory and Vatomandry.
Baie d'Antongila, Baie de Baly, Baie de Bombetoko, Baie de Diego-Suarez, Baie de Koraraika, Baie de la Mahajamba, Baie de Narinda, Baie de Sahamalaza (Port Radama), Baie de Saint Augustin, Baie de Salapaly, Betsiboka River, Ikopa River, Indian Ocean, Lac Alaotra, Lac Ihotry, Lac Kinkony, Lac Tsimanampetsotsa, Mahajamba River, Mahavavy River, Mangoky River, Mania River, Mozambique Channel, Onilahy River and Tsiribihina River.
Madagascar Natural Resources:
Madagascar has minerals resources which include graphite, chromite, bauxite, mica, quartz and semiprecious stones. Potential fuel resources in this country include coal, tar sands and hydropower. Some of the other natural resources are salt and fish.
Madagascar Natural Hazards:
There are natural hazards in Madagascar that include locust infestation, drought, and periodic cyclones.
Madagascar Environmental Issues:
The island of Madagascar has a number of environmental issues. These include soil erosion, which is the result of deforestation and overgrazing, and desertification. The surface water is contaminated from raw sewage and other organic wastes. In addition, several of the islands unique flora and fauna species are endangered.