Madagascar, officially the Republic of Madagascar, Malagasy and Madagasikara REPOBLIKAN’I Madagasikara, is a country located in the western part of the Indian Ocean, separated from Africa by the Mozambique channel wide 415 km.

Its capital is Antananarivo.

Madagascar is often called the “island continent”, the “red island in the Indian Ocean” or the “eighth continent”.

Madagascar is part of the African continent and the African Union