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Famous Person From Madagascar

Claude Simon

He was born in 1913 in Madagascar. Claude was a very talented and recognised Novilist. He attended secondry school at College Stanislas in Paris. His father died in World War One, so he lived with his mother and her family. He has written many books throughout his years, and has also won Nobel Prize for Literature.  

Poverty is a big issue in Madagascar. With a population of over 22 million people, over half  of them live in poverty. The children have to travel hours and hours each day just to get 1 bucket of dirty water. 1 baby or kid dies every 3 seconds in Madagascar. Disease is very common there and it is effecting about 1 million people. Over half the population of children don't have the chance to go to school. Thankfully, it is being recognised how much we need to help them, and a lot of voulenteers are going over there to build shelters, schools and water pumps. 



  • Madagascar is the fourth largest island in the world.
  • It is the main supply of the worlds vanilla.
  • Rugby is the national sport of Madagascar.
  • Madagascar has it's own language called Malagasy.
  • Most of Madagascars wildlife is found nowhere else in the world.
  • It used to be a popular resting place for Eauropen pirates in the 1700's.
  • Antananarivo is the most popular city in Madagascar.
  • It is known as the Republic Of Madagscar.

Madagscar was a french colony from the end of the 19th centuary until the 26th of June 1960. Even though they were a free country now, they still continued to speak French because that was what they knew.

Why is french spoken in Madagscar?


Madagascar is a small island off the east coast Southern Africa. It is off the Mozambique Channel.

They have a very plain diet in Madagascar. Their foods are mostly natural and they don't eat proccessed foods. They have rice for breakfast, lunch and dinner. And change the meat they have with it. Sometimes it can be chicken, and other times it will be beef. They also have vegetables with every meal. 

What foods are eaten in Madagascar?

What is Madagscar famous for?

Madagascar is famous for more than one thing. Madagascar grows pepper, which is a spice that people use to add flavour to their foods. They also grow Vanilla Bean which is a sweet plant used to add flavour to desserts and sweet foods. Madagascar also has the world biggest population oF lemurs. They are always jumping around and are in most zoo's too.