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Resource rich country with significant investment from international mining companies.

Madagascar:

expanding mining industry

Madagascar is home to an expanding mining industry featuring major international companies:

Sherritt International’s $6bn investment in a nickel-cobalt venture

World Titanium Resources’ 959m tonne Mineral Project in Ranobe

Ruby mine

TRE exploration project

Coal exploration company

One of India's major steel producers

Titanium dioxide project with projections of 2m tpa

Madagascar - Key Statistics

Full name:
Republic of Madagascar

Population:
21.32 million

Capital:
Antananarivo

Government type:
Republic, independence achieved 26 June 1960 from France

Legislature:
Parliament

Elections:
Expected March 2013

Major languages:
French (official), Malagasy (official), English

Major religions:
Indigenous beliefs 52%, Christian 41%, Muslim 7%

Life expectancy:
67 years

Literacy:
64.5%

Monetary unit:
Malagasy ariary

Main exports:
Coffee, vanilla, shellfish, sugar, cotton cloth, clothing, chromite, petroleum products representing US$1.394 billion (2011 est.)

Urban population:
30% of total population (2010)

Rate of urbanization:
3.9% annual rate of change 
(2010-15 est.)

Infrastructure:
- 82 airports
- 65,663km of railways
- 600km of waterways
- Several large ports and terminals
  Antsiranana (Diego Suarez), 
  Mahajanga, Toamasina, Toliara
  (Tulear)

Source: CIA World Factbook