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Education
 

MALAGASY EDUCATION STATS

Adjusted savings education expenditure > % of GNI

2.53 % of GNI

[141st of 168]

Children out of school, primary

188,401

[23rd of 126]

Children out of school, primary (per capita)

10.126 per 1,000 people

[40th of 150]

Children out of school, primary, female

94,965

[21st of 117]

Children out of school, primary, female (per capita)

5.104 per 1,000 people

[38th of 147]

Children out of school, primary, male

93,436

[22nd of 117]

Children out of school, primary, male (per capita)

5.022 per 1,000 people

[42nd of 148]

Duration of compulsory education

9 years

[89th of 171]

Duration of education > Primary level

5

[146th of 181]

Duration of education > Secondary level

7

[49th of 181]

Education enrolment by level > Primary level

2,856,480

[42nd of 189]

Education enrolment by level > Primary level (per capita)

0.167 per capita

[27th of 172]

Education enrolment by level > Secondary level

346,941

[79th of 171]

Education enrolment by level > Secondary level (per capita)

22.727 per 1,000 people

[130th of 159]

Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level

32,593

[96th of 150]

Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level (per capita)

1.901 per 1,000 people

[119th of 146]

Education enrolment by level, percentage girls > Primary level

48.95%

[29th of 179]

Education enrolment by level, percentage girls > Secondary level

48.9%

[82nd of 162]

Education enrolment by level, percentage girls > Tertiary level

45.36%

[88th of 126]

Education enrolment ratio, net, primary level

93%

[75th of 160]

Education enrolment ratio, net, primary level > Men

93%

[69th of 160]

Education enrolment ratio, net, primary level > Women

93%

[71st of 160]

Education expenditure of government > As percentage of GNI

3.2%

[36th of 127]

Education expenditure of government > As percentage of total government

25.3%

[6th of 85]

Education spending (% of GDP)

2.9%

[109th of 132]

Education spending (% Primary)

42.1%

[48th of 110]

Education spending (% Secondary)

29%

[76th of 107]

Education spending (% Tertiary)

12.2%

[90th of 108]

Education, percentage of pupils starting grade 1 reaching grade 5

42.7%

[92nd of 112]

Education, percentage of pupils starting grade 1 reaching grade 5 > Men

42.6%

[80th of 101]

Education, percentage of pupils starting grade 1 reaching grade 5 > Women

42.7%

[78th of 101]

Education, primary completion rate

58

[102nd of 148]

Education, primary completion rate > Men

58

[102nd of 145]

Education, primary completion rate > Women

58

[93rd of 145]

Enrolment ratio > Secondary level

11.5%

[131st of 135]

Expenditure per student, primary > % of GDP per capita

8.43 %

[33rd of 101]

Expenditure per student, secondary > % of GDP per capita

39.87 %

[7th of 93]

Expenditure per student, tertiary > % of GDP per capita

174.99 %

[11th of 81]

Female enrolment share > Primary level

49%

[26th of 176]

Female enrolment share > Secondary level

48.9%

[97th of 170]

Geographical aptitude results

76.01

[44th of 191]

Girls to boys ratio, primary level enrolment

0.96

[91st of 183]

Girls to boys ratio, secondary level enrolment

0.96

[101st of 172]

Girls to boys ratio, tertiary level enrolment

0.89

[67th of 139]

Grade 1 intake rate

54.3

[72nd of 114]

Gross intake rate in grade 1, female > % of relevant age group

176.28 %

[3rd of 156]

Gross intake rate in grade 1, male > % of relevant age group

182.24 %

[1st of 156]

Gross intake rate in grade 1, total > % of relevant age group

179.26 %

[2nd of 157]

Illiteracy rates by sex, aged 15+

31.1%

[36th of 138]

Illiteracy rates by sex, aged 15+ > Men

24.5%

[33rd of 138]

Illiteracy rates by sex, aged 15+ > Women

37.5%

[38th of 138]

Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+

3,001,700

[32nd of 138]

Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ (per capita)

170.304 per 1,000 people

[38th of 138]

Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ > Men

1,171,900

[31st of 138]

Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ > Men (per capita)

66.489 per 1,000 people

[35th of 138]

Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ > Women

1,827,600

[34th of 138]

Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ > Women (per capita)

103.691 per 1,000 people

[39th of 138]

Literacy > Definition
age 15 and over can read and write

Literacy > Female

62.5%

[119th of 157]

Literacy > Male

75.5%

[123rd of 156]

Literacy > Total population

68.9%

[124th of 160]

Literacy rate, adult female > % of females ages 15 and above

65.26 %

[79th of 121]

Literacy rate, adult male > % of males ages 15 and above

76.53 %

[87th of 121]

Literacy rate, adult total > % of people ages 15 and above

70.68 %

[83rd of 121]

Literacy rate, youth female > % of females ages 15-24

68.19 %

[87th of 123]

Literacy rate, youth male > % of males ages 15-24

72.65 %

[95th of 123]

Literacy rate, youth total > % of people ages 15-24

70.24 %

[93rd of 123]

Literacy rates, aged 15-24

70.2%

[29th of 138]

Literacy rates, aged 15-24 > Men

72.7%

[29th of 138]

Literacy rates, aged 15-24 > Women

68.2%

[27th of 138]

Net intake rate in grade 1 > % of official school-age population

70.71 %

[25th of 95]

Net intake rate in grade 1, female > % of official school-age population

70.74 %

[25th of 93]

Net intake rate in grade 1, male > % of official school-age population

70.67 %

[24th of 93]

Persistence to grade 5, female > % of cohort

42.73 %

[48th of 83]

Persistence to grade 5, male > % of cohort

42.59 %

[48th of 83]

Persistence to grade 5, total > % of cohort

42.66 %

[53rd of 92]

Primary completion rate, female > % of relevant age group

57.7 %

[65th of 138]

Primary completion rate, male > % of relevant age group

57.79 %

[72nd of 138]

Primary completion rate, total > % of relevant age group

57.75 %

[74th of 141]

Primary education, duration > years

5 years

[146th of 197]

Primary education, pupils

3,597,731

[19th of 176]

Primary education, pupils (per capita)

0.193 per capita

[10th of 193]

Primary education, pupils > % female

48.91 % female

[19th of 175]

Primary education, teachers

67,137

[23rd of 159]

Primary education, teachers (per capita)

3.608 per 1,000 people

[60th of 191]

Primary education, teachers > % female

60.17 % female

[54th of 153]

Primary school girls out of school

44%

[27th of 99]

Private school enrolment > Primary level

21.6

[34th of 148]

Private school enrolment > Secondary level

45

[15th of 131]

Progression to secondary level

42

[85th of 97]

Progression to secondary school > %

54.3 %

[69th of 123]

Progression to secondary school, female > %

52.85 %

[68th of 118]

Progression to secondary school, male > %

55.78 %

[67th of 118]

Public spending on education, total > % of GDP

3.19 %

[36th of 136]

Public spending on education, total > % of government expenditure

25.3 %

[6th of 103]

Public spending per student > Primary level

3.9

[117th of 126]

Public spending per student > Tertiary level

76.2

[39th of 123]

Pupil-teacher ratio, primary

53.59

[11th of 159]

Pupils reaching grade 5

39.7

[106th of 108]

Pupils-teacher ratio > primary level

49.6

[15th of 175]

Pupils-teacher ratio > secondary level

17

[68th of 121]

Ratio of female to male enrollments in tertiary education

88.94

[36th of 137]

Ratio of female to male primary enrollment

95.85

[59th of 174]

Ratio of female to male secondary enrollment

96.11

[97th of 162]

Ratio of girls to boys in primary and secondary education > %

95.93 %

[45th of 157]

Ratio of young literate females to males > % ages 15-24

93.85 %

[77th of 123]

Repetition rate, primary > % of total enrollment

18.27 %

[15th of 128]

Repetition rate, primary, female > % of total enrollment

17.74 %

[14th of 125]

Repetition rate, primary, male > % of total enrollment

18.79 %

[13th of 125]

Repitition rate > Primary level

30.1

[5th of 143]

School enrollment, preprimary > % gross

7.62 % gross

[72nd of 159]

School enrollment, preprimary, female > % gross

7.71 % gross

[72nd of 153]

School enrollment, preprimary, male > % gross

7.52 % gross

[71st of 153]

School enrollment, primary > % gross

138.47 % gross

[3rd of 176]

School enrollment, primary > % net

92.49 % net

[29th of 139]

School enrollment, primary, female > % gross

135.53 % gross

[3rd of 174]

School enrollment, primary, female > % net

92.4 % net

[25th of 137]

School enrollment, primary, male > % gross

141.4 % gross

[3rd of 174]

School enrollment, primary, male > % net

92.58 % net

[25th of 136]

School enrollment, primary, private > % of total primary

18.95 %

[24th of 139]

School enrollment, secondary > % gross

14.05 % gross

[143rd of 164]

School enrollment, secondary > % net

11.26 % net

[97th of 121]

School enrollment, secondary, female > % gross

13.77 % gross

[133rd of 162]

School enrollment, secondary, female > % net

11.44 % net

[89th of 119]

School enrollment, secondary, male > % gross

14.33 % gross

[142nd of 162]

School enrollment, secondary, male > % net

11.09 % net

[94th of 119]

School enrollment, tertiary > % gross

2.61 % gross

[54th of 141]

School enrollment, tertiary, female > % gross

2.46 % gross

[48th of 137]

School enrollment, tertiary, male > % gross

2.76 % gross

[56th of 137]

School life expectancy > Female

6 years

[85th of 96]

School life expectancy > Male

6.3 years

[89th of 97]

School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary

9 years

[83rd of 93]

School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Female

9 years

[83rd of 93]

School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Male

10 years

[81st of 93]

School life expectancy > Total

6.2 years

[98th of 110]

Secondary education, general pupils

592,834

[35th of 183]

Secondary education, general pupils (per capita)

0.032 per 1,000 people

[92nd of 196]

Secondary education, pupils

592,834

[35th of 166]

Secondary education, pupils (per capita)

0.032 per capita

[80th of 185]

Secondary education, pupils > % female

49.66 % female

[31st of 153]

Secondary education, teachers

20,386

[62nd of 141]

Secondary education, teachers (per capita)

1.296 per 1,000 people

[157th of 188]

Secondary education, teachers > % female

44.25 % female

[77th of 131]

Secondary education, vocational pupils

12,691

[85th of 163]

Secondary education, vocational pupils (per capita)

0.807 per 1,000 people

[142nd of 183]

Tertiary enrollment

2.2%

[132nd of 151]

Trained teachers in primary education > % of total teachers

36.46 %

[58th of 61]

Trained teachers in primary education, female > % of female teachers

40.49 %

[54th of 56]

Trained teachers in primary education, male > % of male teachers

30.37 %

[53rd of 56]

Unemployment with primary education > % of total unemployment

42.7 %

[26th of 78]

Unemployment with primary education, female > % of female unemployment

40.8 %

[18th of 72]

Unemployment with primary education, male > % of male unemployment

45.7 %

[27th of 72]

Unemployment with secondary education > % of total unemployment

18.8 %

[67th of 77]

Women to men parity index, as ratio of literacy rates, aged 15-24

0.94

[24th of 138]

World Organization of the Scout Movement > Members > Admits Boys/Girls

both


SOURCES World Development Indicators database; UNESCO; Source UNESCO UIS Data | UNESCO Institute for Statistics; United Nations Human Development Programme; The Geography Zone; World Bank; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Household survey data, net enrolment data from UNESCO, and data from UNICEF country offices; UNESCO Institute for Statistics; Wikipedia List of World Organization of the Scout Movement members

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Madagascar, Republic of Madagascar, Republique de Madagascar


Health
 

MALAGASY HEALTH STATS

% immunized 1-year-old children > DPT3

62

[159th of 187]

% immunized 1-year-old children > HepB3

62

[93rd of 114]

% immunized 1-year-old children > Measles

61

[158th of 186]

% immunized 1-year-old children > Polio3

61

[159th of 187]

% immunized 1-year-old children > TB

73

[130th of 153]

% immunized pregnant women tetanus

35

[50th of 54]

% of population using adequate sanitation facilities > Rural

30

[113rd of 140]

% of population using adequate sanitation facilities > Total

42

[122nd of 144]

% of population using adequate sanitation facilities > Urban

70

[116th of 141]

% of population using improved drinking water sources > Rural

31

[135th of 146]

% of population using improved drinking water sources > Total

47

[135th of 150]

% of population using improved drinking water sources > Urban

85

[115th of 147]

% of routine EPI vaccines financed by government > Total

1

[133rd of 133]

% under-fives with ARI --

6

[61st of 79]

% under-fives with ARI taken to health provider

47

[49th of 80]

Abortion law > National laws > Physical Health

No

Access to sanitation

37%

[112nd of 129]

Adolescent fertility rate > births per 1,000 women ages 15-19

120.97 births

[20th of 184]

ARI treatment > % of children under 5 taken to a health provider

48 %

[4th of 52]

Birth rate, crude > per 1,000 people

37.99 per 1,000 people

[28th of 195]

Births attended by skilled health staff > % of total

51.3 %

[28th of 76]

Births with health staff

47%

[87th of 116]

Children living with AIDS

1,000

[53rd of 80]

Children living with AIDS (per capita)

0.0554324 per 1,000 people

[54th of 80]

Children Underweight Rate

11%

[13th of 95]

Contraception

19%

[75th of 89]

Contraceptive prevalence > % of women ages 15-49

27.1 %

[10th of 57]

Dependency ratio per 100

91

[16th of 166]

Diarrhea treatment > % of children under 5 receiving oral rehydration and continued feeding

46.7 %

[4th of 47]

Drinking water availability %

47%

[133rd of 147]

Drug access

50%

[121st of 163]

expenditure per capita > current US$

7.3 $

[180th of 186]

expenditure, private > % of GDP

1.23 %

[158th of 187]

expenditure, public > % of GDP

1.77 %

[150th of 187]

expenditure, total > % of GDP

3 %

[175th of 187]

External resources for health > % of total expenditure on health

45.5 %

[10th of 141]

External resources for health as % of total expenditure on health

32.2%

[16th of 179]

Female adults with HIV > % of population ages 15+ with HIV

27.66 %

[79th of 112]

Fertility rate, total > births per woman

5.04 births per woman

[28th of 194]

Healthy life expectancy at birth, years > Females

49.9

[149th of 186]

Healthy life expectancy at birth, years > Males

47.3

[148th of 186]

Healthy life expectancy at birth, years > Total population

48.6

[147th of 186]

HIV AIDS > Adult prevalence rate

1.7%

[42nd of 136]

HIV AIDS > Deaths

7,500

[40th of 102]

HIV AIDS > Deaths (per capita)

425.519 per million people

[43rd of 102]

HIV AIDS > People living with HIV AIDS

140,000

[34th of 126]

HIV AIDS > People living with HIV AIDS (per capita)

7.943 per 1,000 people

[42nd of 126]

HIV AIDS > Women living with aids 15-49

0.29

[75th of 114]

HIVAIDS > Adult prevalence rate 15-49 years,

0.3

[74th of 145]

HIVAIDS > children orphaned by AIDS 0-14 years,

6,000

[59th of 82]

Hospital beds > per 1,000 people

0.42 per 1,000 people

[54th of 149]

Immunization, DPT > % of children ages 12-23 months

61 %

[176th of 190]

Immunization, measles > % of children ages 12-23 months

59 %

[172nd of 190]

Improved sanitation facilities > % of population with access

32 %

[146th of 167]

Improved sanitation facilities, rural > % of rural population with access

26 %

[135th of 167]

Improved sanitation facilities, urban > % of urban population with access

48 %

[157th of 173]

Improved water source > % of population with access

46 %

[166th of 176]

Improved water source, rural > % of rural population with access

35 %

[164th of 174]

Improved water source, urban > % of urban population with access

77 %

[163rd of 181]

Incidence of tuberculosis > per 100,000 people

233.88 per 100,000 people

[41st of 200]

Infant mortality rate

78.52

[25th of 179]

Infant mortality rate > Female

50.45 deaths/1,000 live births

[46th of 225]

Infant mortality rate > Male

60.59 deaths/1,000 live births

[46th of 225]

Infant mortality rate > Total

55.59 deaths/1,000 live births

[48th of 225]

Intestinal diseases death rate

35.85%

[15th of 141]

life expectancy > Date of information

2006 est.

Life expectancy at birth > Female

64.51 years

[173rd of 226]

Life expectancy at birth > Male

60.58 years

[171st of 226]

Life expectancy at birth > Total population

62.52 years

[174th of 225]

Life expectancy at birth, female > years

57.1 years

[142nd of 194]

Life expectancy at birth, male > years

54.59 years

[142nd of 194]

Life expectancy at birth, total > years

55.82 years

[143rd of 194]

Life expectancy at birth, years > Females

59

[149th of 186]

Life expectancy at birth, years > Males

55

[148th of 186]

Life expectancy at birth, years > Total population

57

[148th of 186]

Major infectious diseases > Degree of risk

very high

Major infectious diseases > Food or waterborne diseases
bacterial and protozoal diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever

Major infectious diseases > Vectorborne diseases
chikungunya, malaria, and plague

Major infectious diseases > Water contact disease

schistosomiasis

Malaria % under-fives sleeping under a bednet

30

[12th of 35]

Malaria % under-fives with fever receiving anti-malarial drugs

61

[9th of 34]

Malaria prevention, use of insecticide-treated bed nets > % of under-5 population

0.2 %

[26th of 27]

Malnutrition prevalence, height for age > % of children under 5

47.7 %

[2nd of 52]

Malnutrition prevalence, weight for age > % of children under 5

41.9 %

[2nd of 63]

Maternal mortality

490 per 100,000

[26th of 136]

Measles immunization

55

[148th of 168]

Nutrition > % of children who are still breastfeeding 20-23 months

43

[41st of 105]

Nutrition > % of children who are � exclusively breastfed 6 months

41

[35th of 125]

Nutrition > % of households consuming iodized salt

52

[67th of 112]

Nutrition > % of under-fives suffering from stunting moderate & severe

49

[6th of 132]

Nutrition > % of under-fives suffering from underweight moderate & severe

33

[20th of 137]

Nutrition > % of under-fives suffering from underweight severe

11

[15th of 104]

Nutrition > % of under-fives suffering from wasting moderate & severe

14

[10th of 128]

Nutrition > Vitamin A supplementation coverage rate 6-59 months

73

[40th of 57]

Oral rehydration rate %

30

[18th of 73]

Out-of-pocket expenditure as % of private health expenditure

88.8%

[95th of 185]

Out-of-pocket health expenditure > % of private expenditure on health

52.5 %

[161st of 185]

Per capita government expenditure on health in international dollars

10

[181st of 185]

Per capita total expenditure on health in international dollars

18

[183rd of 185]

Physicians > per 1,000 people

0.29 per 1,000 people

[31st of 148]

Population suffering from undernourishment in 1990-1992

35 %

[23rd of 106]

Population suffering from undernourishment in 2001-2003

38 %

[14th of 108]

Pregnant women receiving prenatal care > %

79.9 %

[14th of 62]

Prepaid plans as % of private expenditure on health

11.2%

[41st of 159]

Prevalence of HIV, total > % of population ages 15-49

0.51 %

[74th of 148]

Prevalence of undernourishment > % of population

38 %

[16th of 172]

Private expenditure on health as % of total expenditure on health

45%

[87th of 185]

Probability of dying before 5 > Females

142 per 1,000 people

[27th of 187]

Probability of not reaching 40

31.6%

[36th of 111]

Probability of reaching 65 > Female

48.7%

[124th of 159]

Probability of reaching 65 > Male

43.8%

[123rd of 159]

Respiratory disease child death rate

161.86 (est)

Spending > Per person

5

[132nd of 133]

Spending > Private

1

[123rd of 141]

Spending > Public

1.1%

Tobacco > Cigarette consumption

315

[86th of 106]

Total expenditure on health as % of GDP

2.1%

[184th of 185]

Total fertility rate

5.7

[20th of 166]

Tuberculosis cases > Per 100,000

158

[36th of 165]

Tuberculosis cases detected under DOTS > %

66.96 %

[69th of 178]

Tuberculosis immunisation

72%

[117th of 134]

Tuberculosis treatment success rate > % of registered cases

70.79 %

[123rd of 171]

Unmet need for contraception > % of married women ages 15-49

23.6 %

[1st of 13]

Water availability

21,102 cubic meters

[43rd of 169]


SOURCES UNICEF; Wikipedia; Abortion law ; CIA World Factbook, December 2003; World Development Indicators database; WHO 2002a; UNHDR; UNICEF; UN (United Nations). 2002. United Nations Population Division Database on Contraceptive Use. Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. January. New York; World Health Organization; World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), Global Water Supply and Sanitation Assessment 2000 Report and updates provided by UNICEF to the United Nations Millennium Indicator Database; WHO (World Health Organization). 2001. Correspondence on access to essential drugs. Department of Essential Drugs and Medecines Policy. February. Geneva; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; United Nations, Demographic Yearbook, 1997; CIA World Factbook, 28 July 2005; World Health Organisation. 1997-1999 World Health Statistics Annual. Geneva; WHO, 2000; Wikipedia; List of countries by life expectancy ; UNICEF (United Nations Children?s Fund). 2002. Official Summary; The State of the World's Children 2002. New York; Oxford University Press.; Wikipedia; List of countries by percentage of population suffering from undernourishment ; The World Health Report 2001; UN 2001 via backone.pdf; UN (United Nations). 2001. World Population Prospects 1950-2050; The 2000 Revision. Database. Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. New York.; UN (United Nations). 2001. World Population Prospects 1950-2050; The 2000 Revision. Database. Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. New York; World Bank. 2002. World Development Indicators 2002. CD-ROM. Washington, DC; ; World Health Organization; UNHDR

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Madagascar, Republic of Madagascar, Republique de Madagascar


Sports
 

MALAGASY SPORTS STATS

 

FIFA World Ranking > Men

261

[143rd of 198]

FIFA World Ranking > Men (per capita)

14.468 per 1 million people

[161st of 197]


SOURCES Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA)

ALTERNATIVE NAMES Madagascar, Republic of Madagascar, Republique de Madagascar


Food
 

MALAGASY FOOD STATS

beverages and tobacco > % of value added in manufacturing

2.62 %

[74th of 103]

exports > % of merchandise exports

60.74 %

[13th of 156]

imports > % of merchandise imports

13.54 %

[52nd of 155]

 

SOURCES World Development Indicators database

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Madagascar, Republic of Madagascar, Republique de Madagascar


Language
 

MALAGASY LANGUAGE STATS

French speakers

18,000

[11th of 31]

French speakers (per capita)

0.01 per 10 people

[23rd of 30]

French status
Officiallanguage. Bible 1530-1986.

Languages
English (official), French (official), Malagasy (official)

Languages of the African Union > Illiteracy > Literacy rate

70.6

[130th of 174]


SOURCES Ethnologue; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Wikipedia Languages of the African Union

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Madagascar, Republic of Madagascar, Republique de Madagascar


2) Religion

 

MALAGASY RELIGION STATS

Catholic > Cardinal electors

1

[37th of 63]

Catholic > Cardinals

1

[41st of 65]

Catholic > Cardinals (per $ GDP)

0.968 per $14.1 billion

[3rd of 64]

Catholic > Cardinals (per capita)

0.055 per 1 million population

[41st of 65]

Catholic > Diocesan priests

450

[49th of 143]

Catholic > Diocesan priests (per capita)

0.0249446 per 1,000 people

[74th of 143]

Catholic > Dioceses

20

[28th of 150]

Catholic > Dioceses (per capita)

0.00110865 per 1,000 people

[63rd of 148]

Catholic > Parishes

314

[55th of 149]

Catholic > Parishes (per capita)

0.0174058 per 1,000 people

[82nd of 147]

Catholic > Permanent Deacons

2

[61st of 90]

Catholic > Permanent Deacons (per capita)

0.110865 per 1 million people

[70th of 90]

Catholic > Religious Priests

615

[34th of 148]

Catholic > Religious Priests (per capita)

0.0340909 per 1,000 people

[55th of 147]

Catholic > Total Priests

1,065

[43rd of 149]

Catholic > Total Priests (per capita)

0.0590355 per 1,000 people

[66th of 148]

Catholics

4,432,000

[39th of 140]

Catholics as percentage

24.01

[63rd of 150]

Islam > Percentage

7%

[79th of 164]

Islam > Percentage Muslim

7%

[83rd of 168]

Islam > Population

1,262,823

[67th of 165]

Jehovahs Witnesses

15,701

[56th of 178]

Jehovahs Witnesses (per capita)

0.718126 per 1,000 people

[132nd of 177]

Protestantism > By country > Protestants

4,510,085

[25th of 167]

Protestantism > By country > Protestants > % Protestant

25 %

[46th of 163]

Religions
indigenous beliefs 52%, Christian 41%, Muslim 7%

Religions > All
indigenous beliefs 52%, Christian 41%, Muslim 7%

Religions > Muslim

7 %

[72nd of 100]

Roman Catholicism > By country > Roman Catholicism > % Catholic

24.01 %

[70th of 170]

Roman Catholicism > By country > Roman Catholicism > Catholic total

4,331,485

[43rd of 170]

Seventh-day Adventist Membership

86,570

[36th of 232]

Seventh-day Adventist Membership (per capita)

47,987.805 per 10 million people

[78th of 222]


SOURCES Catholic.com - College of Cardinals; Catholic Hierarchy.org; CIA World Factbook; International Religious Freedom Report 2004, U.S. State Department; watchtower.org - 2002 Report of Jehovah's Witnesses Worldwide; Wikipedia Protestantism by country ; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; CIA World Factbook, 22 August 2006 ; Wikipedia Roman Catholicism by country ; adventiststatistics.org 2004 Annual Report 31 December 2004

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Madagascar, Republic of Madagascar, Republique de Madagascar



3) Media

 

MALAGASY MEDIA STATS

Average cost of local call

0.09

[63rd of 151]

Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Applied sciences

21

[50th of 77]

Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Applied sciences (per capita)

1.418 per million people

[49th of 77]

Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Arts and recreation

5

[51st of 72]

Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Generalities

7

[49th of 70]

Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Generalities (per capita)

0.473 per million people

[48th of 70]

Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Geography, history

3

[51st of 77]

Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Geography, history (per capita)

0.203 per million people

[51st of 77]

Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Literature

8

[51st of 77]

Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Literature (per capita)

0.54 per million people

[52nd of 76]

Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Philology

2

[69th of 70]

Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Philology (per capita)

0.139 per million people

[69th of 69]

Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Philosophy, psychology

3

[67th of 68]

Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Philosophy, psychology (per capita)

0.209 per million people

[67th of 67]

Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Pure sciences

2

[52nd of 72]

Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Pure sciences (per capita)

0.135 per million people

[51st of 72]

Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Religion, theology

26

[45th of 73]

Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Religion, theology (per capita)

1.755 per million people

[46th of 72]

Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Social sciences

36

[51st of 77]

Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Social sciences (per capita)

2.43 per million people

[52nd of 76]

Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Total

108

[53rd of 80]

Book production, titles by the Universal Decimal Classification > Total (per capita)

7.291 per million people

[54th of 79]

Computer, communications and other services > % of commercial service exports

28.14 %

[52nd of 153]

Computer, communications and other services > % of commercial service imports

34.71 %

[45th of 155]

Daily newspapers > per 1,000 people

4.51 per 1,000 people

[77th of 89]

DVD region

5

[46th of 171]

E-Government rating

36

[139th of 182]

Fixed line and mobile phone subscribers > per 1,000 people

30.72 per 1,000 people

[134th of 193]

HAM radio prefixes

6XA - 6XZ

Households with television > %

7.86 %

[127th of 160]

International dialling code

261

International voice traffic > out and in, minutes

24,355,000 min.

[72nd of 164]

International voice traffic > out and in, minutes (per capita)

1.345 min. per capita

[73rd of 185]

Investment in telecoms with private participation > current US$

12,600,000 $

[91st of 101]

Investment in telecoms with private participation > current US$ (per $ GDP)

2.887 $ per $1,000 of GDP

[86th of 130]

Investment in telecoms with private participation > current US$ (per capita)

0.696 $ per capita

[98th of 132]

Mobile phone subscribers

504,660

[120th of 198]

Mobile phone subscribers (per capita)

27.124 per 1 million people

[155th of 201]

Newspapers and periodicals > Circulation > Daily

68,000

[69th of 90]

Newspapers and periodicals > Circulation > Daily (per capita)

4.454 per 1,000 people

[78th of 90]

Newspapers and periodicals > Number of titles > Daily

5

[75th of 106]

Newspapers and periodicals > Number of titles > Daily (per capita)

0.328 per million people

[90th of 104]

Number of PCs

91

[119th of 169]

Number of PCs (per $ GDP)

0.063 per $10 million of GDP

[104th of 144]

Number of PCs (per capita)

0.05 per 10,000 people

[151st of 169]

Personal computers

91,000

[112nd of 164]

Personal computers (per capita)

5.024 per 1 million people

[141st of 171]

Phone subscribers

12.53

[162nd of 178]

Population covered by mobile telephony > %

30 %

[89th of 108]

Price basket for mobile > US$ per month

7.87 $/month

[122nd of 185]

Price basket for residential fixed line > US$ per month

18.52 $/month

[34th of 151]

Radio broadcast stations
AM 2 (plus a number of repeater stations), FM 9, shortwave 6

Radio receivers

3,050,000

[73rd of 188]

Radio receivers (per capita)

0.206 per capita

[122nd of 182]

Radios

3,050,000

[75th of 221]

Radios (per capita)

169.069 per 1,000 people

[158th of 212]

Telecommunications investment > % of revenue

12.28 %

[77th of 165]

Telecommunications investment > current LCU

91663000000

Telecommunications revenue > % GDP

12.75 % GDP

[4th of 167]

Telecommunications revenue > current LCU

1040000000000

Telephone average cost of call to US > US$ per three minutes

0.59 $

[101st of 142]

Telephone average cost of call to US > US$ per three minutes (per $ GDP)

135.202 $ per $1 trillion of GD

[46th of 174]

Telephone average cost of call to US > US$ per three minutes (per capita)

32.574 $ per 1 million people

[84th of 178]

Telephone employees, total

2,313

[83rd of 194]

Telephone employees, total (per capita)

0.131 per 1,000 people

[119th of 202]

Telephone faults > per 100 mainlines

59.6 per 100 mainlines

[12th of 134]

Telephone mainlines

66,900

[118th of 202]

Telephone mainlines (per capita)

3.596 per 1,000 people

[138th of 203]

Telephone subscribers

571,560

[112nd of 199]

Telephone subscribers (per capita)

0.032 per 1,000 people

[134th of 201]

Telephone subscribers per employee

148.41

[98th of 191]

Telephone system > Domestic
combined fixed-line and mobile telephone density only about 12 per 100 persons

Telephone system > General assessment
system is above average for the region; Antananarivo's main telephone exchange modernized in the late 1990s, but the rest of the analogue-based telephone system is poorly developed; have added more than 50,000 new fixed lines since 2005

Telephone system > International
country code - 261; submarine cable to Bahrain; satellite earth stations - 2 (1 Intelsat - Indian Ocean, 1 Intersputnik - Atlantic Ocean region)

Telephone system > Regulation

1997

Telephone systems > Privatisation

1995

Telephones > Main lines in use

133,900

[100th of 174]

Telephones > Main lines in use (per capita)

6.885 per 1,000 people

[120th of 173]

Telephones > Mobile cellular

2,218,000

[94th of 186]

Telephones > Mobile cellular (per capita)

114.043 per 1,000 people

[144th of 185]

Television broadcast stations

1

[42nd of 89]

Television broadcast stations (per capita)

0.06 per million people

[36th of 67]

Television receivers

325,000

[106th of 185]

Television receivers (per capita)

21.941 per 1,000 people

[140th of 179]

Television standard > VHF

SECAM K1

Televisions

325,000

[110th of 215]

Televisions (per capita)

18.0155 per 1,000 people

[177th of 209]


SOURCES Source UNESCO UIS Data | UNESCO Institute for Statistics; World Development Indicators database;Amazon.com; report presents the second annual update on global e-government, i.e., the delivery of public sector information and online services through the Internet. This report studies the features that are available online at national government websites. Using a detailed analysis of 1.197 government websites in 198 different nations, it measures the information and services that are online, chart the variations that exist across countries, and discuss how e-government sites vary by region of the world. In order to see how the 198 nations ranked overall, the E-Government Ranking 2002 created a 0 to 100 point index and applied it to each nation's websites based on the availability of contact information, publications, databases, portals, and number of online services. (2002); hamcity.com; ITU; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; CIA World Factbook, December 2003; ITU-BDT Telecommunications Regulatory Database; Tenlab May 2002

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Madagascar, Republic of Madagascar, Republique de Madagascar

Internet
 

MALAGASY INTERNET STATS

Country code

.mg

Hosts

11,016

[106th of 228]

Hosts (per capita)

549.631 per million people

[153rd of 222]

International Internet bandwidth > Mbps

34 Mbps

[104th of 167]

International Internet bandwidth > Mbps (per $ GDP)

7.791 Mbps per $1 trillion of

[107th of 184]

International Internet bandwidth > Mbps (per capita)

1.877 Mbps per 1 billion peop

[126th of 188]

Internet Service Providers

2

[162nd of 229]

Internet Service Providers (per capita)

0.000110865 per 1,000 people

[191st of 215]

ISP

2

[104th of 162]

ISP (per capita)

123.494 per billion people

[113rd of 127]

Livejournal users

86

[130th of 226]

Price basket for Internet > US$ per month

45.94 $/month

[31st of 180]

Secure Internet servers

3

[147th of 183]

Secure Internet servers (per capita)

0.161 per 1 million people

[163rd of 189]

TLD

.mg

Users

110,000

[115th of 190]

Users (per capita)

5.763 per 1,000 people

[148th of 184]


SOURCES IANA Internet Assigned Numbers Authority; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; World Development Indicators database; CIA World Factbook, December 2003; LiveJournal

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Madagascar, Republic of Madagascar, Republique de Madagascar


4) Tourism

1. Diving

Madagascar has some of the world’s most pristine coral reefs, and you won’t have to deal with the seaweed of eastern Africa or the ubiquitous tourists of other diving destinations. The most popular destinations for diving are Nosy Be, in the northwest, and the beaches in the southwestern part of the country. Both areas have a broad spectrum of accommodations, ranging from small hostels to large seaside resorts, and equipment rentals are easy to come by.

2. Famadihana
Every seven years, families in the Malagasy highlands exhume the bodies of deceased relatives for Famadihana, a traditional festival involving dancing, food, drink, and contemplation. In Antsirabe, it is possible to arrange an invitation to one of those gatherings through a local tour agency; families who agree to this are generally quite welcoming to foreigners, and it makes for a poignant cultural experience.

3. Isalo National Park
Tourists often claim that Isalo National Park, situated among the grasslands of Madagascar’s southwestern region, evokes the American West. While the park’s jaw-dropping sandstone formations, hot springs, and vast plains certainly recall the films of John Ford, there’s plenty to remind you that you’re not in Kansas anymore. The Canyon of Monkeys and the sacred Sakalava tombs are perennial Isalo favorites.

4. Restaurant Tour

Perhaps the most universally appealing attraction in Madagascar is the country’s cuisine, considered by many to be unforgettable. Incorporating a broad variety of influences that evoke the Indian and Chinese roots of the Malagasy, the food here makes broad use of seafood, rice, vegetables, and other meats. It is not uncommon for high-end restaurants in Antananarivo and elsewhere to add a Malagasy twist to French specialties, using such spices as cloves, cardamom, and even the famed vanilla bean, treasured by chefs around the world.

5. Nosy Be and the Islands

Hands down, the best beaches to be found in Madagascar are along the northwestern island of Nosy Be, which is large enough that, with a little effort, you can avoid the crowds even in the high season. The island’s main city, Hell-ville (no, no, it’s not what you think; the town is named after Anne Chrétien Louis de Hell, a 19th-century French military officer), has several good resorts. It also has access to the island’s other sites, including an ylang-ylang perfume distillery that’s open to visitors, and the highland crater lakes. Several small islands can be reached by water (usually on small boats called pirogues) from Hell-ville, including Nosy Komba (Lemur Island), popular for its pleasant village, crafts, and luxurious accommodations, and Nosy Tanikely and Nosy Iranja, both of which offer superb snorkeling and diving.

6. Trekking in Central Madagascar

There’s a reason that, after Antananarivo and Nosy Be, this region is more frequented by tourists than any other in the country. Some of Madagascar’s best local art and crafts can be found here, and it is home to several of the country’s national parks, including Andringitra National Park. One of Madagascar’s most beautiful and diverse parks, Andringitra has trails and mountains that are appropriate for a broad range of skill levels in trekking and climbing; experienced climbers may want to attempt the Tsaronoro Massif, a sheer rock face that is considered one of the most challenging in the world. The park has well-appointed campgrounds with running water and rental facilities.

7. Antsirabe
Historically, Antsirabe was a popular vacation destination for French colonists and wealthy locals, who sought out its temperate summer climate and spas. Today, this highland city is famous for the workmanship of its arts and crafts; it also provides access to camping at the beautiful Lac Tritiva, which is rumored to rise mysteriously in the dry season and fall during the rainy season.

8. The Vanilla Coast
Madagascar exports enormous amounts of vanilla, and the aroma hangs in the air all along the country’s eastern coast. The tourist infrastructure here is less developed, but adventurous trekkers should know it’s a fairly untouched destination. Mananara Nord National Park, though lacking the facilities of parks in central and southern Madagascar, is a pleasant place to visit; it affords access to watching aye-aye (a kind of lemur) on Aye-Aye Island, as well as Nosy Atafana, which has excellent snorkeling and the country’s only remaining coastal forest.

9. Lemur Watching
Madagascar is the only place where lemurs exist in the wild, and even if you don’t think you’re an “animal person,” these adorable, large-eyed primates are bound to impress you. The best places to spot them are Montagne d’Ambre National Park, Ankarana Special Reserve, and Berenty Reserve.

10. Rain Forest Helicoptering
It may require a splurge, but a helicopter tour provides a unique view of Madagascar’s rain forests, mountains, and coral reefs. Helicopters leave from Antananarivo and Nosy Be.

When to Go
The best time to visit Madagascar is in late spring (April through May) and early autumn (September through October). The southwestern and coastal areas can get quite hot during the summer, and at that time of year throngs of European tourists crowd the island. Madagascar’s rainy season, between January and March, renders many roads impassable, and from June through August the northeast is vulnerable to cyclones, some of which obliterated the country’s vanilla crop in 2003.

Although most of Madagascar has a pleasant, equatorial climate, keep in mind that highland locations such as Antsirabe can get quite cold at night, even in the summer. Dress appropriately.

 




 

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