is located between the Indien Ocean and the Mozambique Channel. It is the fourth
largest island in the world after Groenland, New-Guinea and Borneo(Kalimatan).
It is also dubbed the Continent Island. It is 1. 580 Km long from North to South
and 580 km wide from est to west with 4. 828 km of shoreline. The highest peak
reaches 2837 m. Separated from Gondwana some thousand years ago, Madagascar is
in the shape of a left foot and can therefore be easily spotted on the world map.
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to its extremely diversified geography, the island boasts several micro-climates
from one région to another, which accounts for an amazing diversity of scenery,
taking you from sem-desertic land to tropical rain forest. Successive gological
phenomena have left impresive landscapes and staggering remains such as the stone
forest known as Tsingy, as well as the canyons of Isalo formed by laterite rocks
from the Jurassic era.
- Nosy Mangabe
- Canal des Pangalanes
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