Madagascar πŸ‡²πŸ‡¬

Antananarivo

Madagascar is part of Africa with main city at Antananarivo. Official languages are French and Malagasy. Madagascar uses metric system (kilograms, centimeters, Β°C). Time zone is UTC+03:00. Find travel information like languages spoken, calling, sim cards, ATM, cards used, currencies used etc.

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πŸ’± Currencies Used

Madagascar uses the Malagasy ariary (symbol: Ar), code MGA.Banknotes come in denominations of 10000, 5000, 2000, 1000, 500, 200 and 100 ariaries. Ariary is subdivided into 5 iraimbilanjas. Coins come in denominations of 50, 20, 10, 5, 4, 2 and 1 ariaries and 1 iraimbilanja.

🏧 ATMs

Automatic teller machines are rare in Madagascar. Your best bet is to look for them in large cities and community places.You do not need a chip & PIN card to use an ATM β€” your standard magnetic card will work fine.

πŸ“‘ Internet

Internet speed in Madagascar is on average 3.3 Mbps. WiFi coverage in Madagascar is very low. It's quite hard to find one.

πŸ“± Phones

You can buy a SIM card for about 63,956.40 MGA, which includes 1 GB of data plan. You can choose from 4 telecoms: Airtel, Orange, Telma or bip by Blueline. Madagascar uses GSM mobile networks GSM 900. If you don't want to buy SIM card in Madagascar upon arrival, make sure to check the roaming charges with your telecom provider before your departure so there are no surprises when you return home.

πŸ“ž Calling

To call Madagascar, dial +, then 261 (the country code for Madagascar), then the area code (without the initial 0) and the local number. For local calls within Madagascar, start with the area code (with the initial 0). In the case above area code is 20 .

πŸ”Œ Sockets

Madagascar uses 220V, 50Hz with sockets and plugs Type C and Type E.

πŸ†˜ Emergency

Universal

117

Police

117

Ambulance

117

Fire department

117

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Last updated: June 17, 2019