While so many people know the 2005 animated comedy film “Madagascar” and its sequels, few are familiar with the actual country the films take place at: Madagascar. Located some 400 kilometers (250 miles) east of mainland Africa, Madagascar is a somewhat isolated and mysterious country spared by mass tourism so far. Yet, this exotic African country is one of the most vibrant and intriguing places on Earth. Consequently, it has been the inspiration for a number of great documentaries and films. If by chance you have seen one of them and have fallen in love with this amazing island country, this post is right for you. Even if you haven’t but find yourself curious as to what all the rave is all about, then you owe it to yourself to take a look at these 25 Curious Facts About Madagascar You Might Not Know.
Did you know, for example, that Madagascar was once a part of Asia? Do you know what the most popular sport in Madagascar is or what supernatural beings local people still believe in? Also, we are sure you have never heard of Libertalia, a mythical anarchist colony that was allegedly established on Madagascar by European pirates in the 17th century. To find out even more about this extraordinary country, check out these 25 Curious Facts About Madagascar You Might Not Know.