Madagascar is the fourth largest island on our planet. Madagascar lies in the Indian Ocean off the southeast coast of Africa opposite Mozambique. Because it separated from mainland Africa millions of years ago, species have evolved in isolation and represent an extraordinary array of unique and unusual plants and animals. The capital city is Antananarivo with about 1,390,800 citizens. The Malagasy are of mixed Malayo-Indonesian and African-Arab ancestry.
Photo: A Madagascar scene (Nick Garbutt)