MADAGASCAR (Top 100 Places to visit):-
Republic of Madagascar is an island nation in the Indian Ocean, off the coast of East Africa. The capital of this island is Antananarivo. This city also the Madagascar’s most populated city. The nation encompasses the island of Madagascar and also numerous smaller peripheral islands. It is the fourth-largest island in the world.
The total population of Madagascar in 2005 was estimated by the United Nations (UN) at 17,308,000. In 2005, there were 99 males for every 100 females in the country. The population grew from 2.3 million in 1901 to an estimated 22 million in 2013 with regularly growing growth rate.
Madagascar has only two seasons, a dry cooler season which starts in May and last until October and a hot rainy season which starts in November and last until April. It is home to an abundance of animals and plants found nowhere else on Earth. Approximately 90% of all animal and plant species found in Madagascar are endemic.
Tourist places to see in Madagascar are mostly natural sites. Diversity of flora and fauna is the main plus point with Madagascar. This place is best for natural and wildlife lovers to explore greatness of nature and natural resources.
Isalo National Park, Ranomafana National Park, Avenue of the Baobabs, Amber Mountain National Park, Berenty Reserve and Rova of Antananarivo are some must see places in Madagascar.
Madagascar’s tourist attractions include its beaches and biodiversity. The island’s endemic wildlife and forests are unique tourist attractions. Since 1990, the number of tourists in the country has grown at an average rate of 11% each year. 60% of its tourists are French, who form the majority because of cultural and historical links between the countries, and flight routes.
Madagascar has been an island since about 88 million years ago when it split from India after the supercontinent Gondwana had broken up. Because of its isolation, more than 80 per cent of the plants and animal species found on Madagascar are seen nowhere else on Earth.