Madagascar is an island located off the southern coast of Africa. Madagascar is bordered by the Indian Ocean and is east of Mozambique.
Explore Madagascar Using Google Earth:
Google Earth is a free program from Google that allows you to explore satellite images showing the cities and landscapes of Madagascar and all of Africa in fantastic detail. It works on your desktop computer, tablet, or mobile phone. The images in many areas are detailed enough that you can see houses, vehicles and even people on a city street. Google Earth is free and easy-to-use.
Madagascar on a World Wall Map:
Madagascar is one of nearly 200 countries illustrated on our Blue Ocean Laminated Map of the World. This map shows a combination of political and physical features. It includes country boundaries, major cities, major mountains in shaded relief, ocean depth in blue color gradient, along with many other features. This is a great map for students, schools, offices and anywhere that a nice map of the world is needed for education, display or decor.
Madagascar On a Large Wall Map of Africa:
If you are interested in Madagascar and the geography of Africa our large laminated map of Africa might be just what you need. It is a large political map of Africa that also shows many of the continent's physical features in color or shaded relief. Major lakes, rivers,cities, roads, country boundaries, coastlines and surrounding islands are all shown on the map.
Baie d'Antongila, Baie de Baly, Baie de Bombetoko, Baie de Diego-Suarez, Baie de Koraraika, Baie de la Mahajamba, Baie de Narinda, Baie de Sahamalaza (Port Radama), Baie de Saint Augustin, Baie de Salapaly, Betsiboka River, Ikopa River, Indian Ocean, Lac Alaotra, Lac Ihotry, Lac Kinkony, Lac Tsimanampetsotsa, Mahajamba River, Mahavavy River, Mangoky River, Mania River, Mozambique Channel, Onilahy River and Tsiribihina River.
Madagascar Natural Resources:
Madagascar has minerals resources which include graphite, chromite, bauxite, mica, quartz and semiprecious stones. Potential fuel resources in this country include coal, tar sands and hydropower. Some of the other natural resources are salt and fish.
Madagascar Natural Hazards:
There are natural hazards in Madagascar that include locust infestation, drought, and periodic cyclones.
Madagascar Environmental Issues:
The island of Madagascar has a number of environmental issues. These include soil erosion, which is the result of deforestation and overgrazing, and desertification. The surface water is contaminated from raw sewage and other organic wastes. In addition, several of the islands unique flora and fauna species are endangered.