What separates Madagascar and Africa?

What separates Madagascar and Africa?

Mozambique Channel
The Mozambique Channel, separates the land nation of Madagascar on the east and Mozambique on the African mainland on the west.

What waterway separates Madagascar from the rest of Africa?

The Mozambique Channel (French: Canal du Mozambique, Malagasy: Lakandranon’i Mozambika, Portuguese: Canal de Moçambique) is an arm of the Indian Ocean located between the Southeast African countries of Madagascar and Mozambique.

Is Madagascar poor?

Madagascar, an island country located in the Indian ocean off the coast from southern Africa, is the fifth largest island in the world, with a land mass of 587,000 km2 and 25.6 million inhabitants. Despite having considerable natural resources, Madagascar has among the highest poverty rates in the world.

How long is the channel between Madagascar and Mozambique?

Mozambique Channel. The Mozambique Channel ( French: Canal du Mozambique, Malagasy: Lakandranon’i Mozambika, Portuguese: Canal de Moçambique) is an arm of the Indian Ocean located between the Southeast African countries of Madagascar and Mozambique. The channel is about 1,600 km (1,000 mi) long and 419 km (260 mi)…

Where is the Mozambique Channel in the Indian Ocean?

Island of Mozambique, small coral island located at the mouth of Mossuril Bay in the Mozambique Channel of the Indian Ocean. It is administered as part of Nampula province, northern Mozambique. Until 1898 the island’s fortified town of Moçambique served as the capital of Portuguese East Africa.

What is the relationship between Madagascar and South Africa?

Madagascar and South Africa are two neighboring countries in Southern Africa with a long history. Early known contact between both nations occurred with Bantu migration to Madagascar and during Arab trading between Madagascar and continental Africa. [1]

Where is the channel of the Indian Ocean?

Join Britannica’s Publishing Partner Program and our community of experts to gain a global audience for your work! Mozambique Channel, Portuguese Canal De Moçambique, channel of the western Indian Ocean, threading between the island nation of Madagascar on the east and Mozambique on the African mainland (west).

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