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                                         by Graham Rhind



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Table of Contents

Madagascar - Country information


Local short name form

Official name



27 190 927 (2020 projection) [1]



International telephone access code


ISO 3166 country codes

Car nationality plate code


Internet country code


GRC Country Code


Madagascar - Number format

   Note: This section last updated 11th May 2021

(where . indicates the decimal separator and , the thousands separator)

Madagascar - Date formats


   Note: This section last updated 11th May 2021

Madagascar - Languages


Six languages are spoken in Madagascar. The national language, Malagasy External, is spoken by 10 152 000 people. Comorian External is spoken by 25 000; French External by 18 000; Antankarana Malagasy External by 88 000; Southern Malagasy External by 2 606 000 and Tsimihety Malagasy External by 1 016 000.

Madagascar - Example address format





Addresses not written in a native language will be written in French.

   A table containing information about the relevant position of elements within address blocks can be acquired External

Madagascar - Postal codes


   Note: This section last updated 14th August 2020

The postal code consists of a block of 3 digits. The first digit indicates the province, the final two the commune (municipality). The first two number of the postal codes fall within these ranges: 10-11, 20, 23, 30-32, 40-42, 50-51, 60-62. The codes correspond to administrative districts.

   Metadata containing postal code formatting rules, exceptions and regular expressions can be acquired External

Madagascar - Postal code format graphic


Madagascar - Postal code format


Madagascar - Postal code specifics

Madagascar - Postal code regular expression


Madagascar - Postal code level of coverage


Madagascar - Postal code map

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Place names in Madagascar


   Note: This section last updated 30th August 2014

Refer to Exonyms in Madagascar for full lists of place names in Madagascar in other languages.

   Alternate place name forms/postal code tables can be acquired at http://www.grcdi.nl/settlements.htm External
   Other language place name data can be acquired at http://www.grcdi.nl/otherlanguageplace.htm External

Madagascar - Administrative districts


   Note: This section last updated 31st December 2022

The 6 provinces External (faritany) of Madagascar were dissolved on 4th October 2009 and replace by 23 regions External (faritra):

Region Previously in the province of Postal code
Alaotra-Mangoro External Toamasina External 5
Amoron’i Mania External Fianarantsoa External 3
Analamanga External Antananarivo External 1
Analanjirofo External Toamasina External 5
Androy External Toliara External 6
Anosy External Toliara External 6
Atsimo-Andrefana External Toliara External 6
Atsimo-Atsinanana External Fianarantsoa External 3
Atsinanana External Toamasina External 5
Betsiboka External Mahajanga External 4
Boeny External Mahajanga External 4
Bongolava External Antananarivo External 1
Diana External Antsiranana External 2
Fitovinany External Fianarantsoa External 3
Ihorombe External Fianarantsoa External 3
Itasy External Antananarivo External 1
Matsiatra Ambony External Fianarantsoa External 3
Melaky External Mahajanga External 4
Menabe External Toliara External 6
Sava External Antsiranana External 2
Sofia External Mahajanga External 4
Vakinankaratra External Antananarivo External 1
Vatovavy External [2] Fianarantsoa External 3
   This regions/postal code data can be acquired as a data file External

Administrative districts graphic


Telephone numbers in Madagascar


Madagascan numbers have a length of 9 when called from abroad. Mobile numbers commence with a 3.

   Tables of telephone number information/formats can be acquired – see http://www.grcdi.nl/telephone.htm External 


  1. ^ citypopulation.de/en/madagascar/admin/ External 20230105
  2. ^ actu.orange.mg/la-region-vatovavy-officiellement-la-23eme-region-de-madagascar/ External 20221231

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