LOCATION OF MADAGASCAR
It was during the Cretaceous that the big island of Madagascar separated from Africa after the distribution of the great Gondwana continent.
If we talk about location of Madagascar, it is located in the southern hemisphere, in the Indian Ocean part and in the east of Africa. Madagascar is the fifth world largest island with a surface area of 587,295 km2 after Australia, Greenland, New Guinea and Borneo. The Big Island is part of the African continent and the Mozambique Channel separates Madagascar with East Africa about 400 km distance.
Madagascar’s is 1580kms from the north to the south and between 500kms and 575kms width from the east to the west. The Big Island is surrounded by islands like the Comoros archipelago with 300kms distance to the northwest, Seychelles 1000kms north, Reunion Island 800kms east, Mauritius 868kms east and the scattered Islands of the Indian Ocean including Tromelin Island, Glorieurses Island, Juan de Nova Island and Europa Island.