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The Wilds of Madagascar
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MadagascarYour State
Land area
(square miles)
Average temp. (°C) Varies greatly during year and at different altitudes
Average rainfall
less than 12 in. in desert
78 in. in east
30 in. in southwest
50 in. in central plateau

Average altitude (feet) coast 0
mountains (3,000-5,000)

Government Republic
National Assembly

Population Size 15 million people (est.)
Life expectancy 53 years
Per capita income $230
Natural resources vanilla, coffee, chromite, graphite, mica, iron, bitumen, gemstones, marble
Endemicity 80 % of life forms endemic
Biodiversity One of the most biodiverse areas in the world

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