Flag of Madagascar (GIF)

The Madagascar flag consists of two horizontal bands of red and green with a white vertical band on the left. The flag colors represent the history of Madagascar: red and white are the colors of the Kingdom of Merina, and green is the color of Hova, the largest peasant class. The height-to-width ratio in the flag is 2:3, and the flag was adopted on October 14, 1958.

Its yellow seal includes a red map of the island in the middle and the head of a zebu cattle below the map. The red rays emanating from the map make it similar to the sun, and the green rays to Ravenala, a plant native to Madagascar.

The Madagascar flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the world globe.
Madagascar, officially known as the Republic of Madagascar, is an island country in the Indian Ocean on the coast of East Africa. Its capital is Antananarivo, and its population is about 25,263,000.

The waving flag of Madagascar with its seal

Capital and largest city:Antananarivo (pop. 1,391,000)
Other major cities:Toamasina (206,000)
Antsirabe (186,000)
Official languages:Malagasy, French
Region:Eastern Africa
Ethnic groups:26% Merina
15% Betsimisaraka
12% Betsileo
7% Tsimihety
6% Sakalava
34% others
Religion:52% Indigenous beliefs
41% Christianity
7% Islam
Area:587,041 km²
(226,658 sq mi)
Currency:Malagasy ariary

Keywords: Flag and seal of Madagascar (Malagasy: Sainan'i Madagasikara - Mari-piandrian'i Madagasikara; French: Drapeau et sceau de Madagascar), GIF

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