Traditional Clothing Of Madagascar Malagasy men in their traditional attire. Image credit: Davide Gandolfi/ Dressing styles vary in different regions of Madagascar. A large section of the country’s urban population follows the western style of dressing. In the highland areas, rural areas, and remote places of the country, traditional dresses are still worn. Both men and women wear a lamba, a traditional wrap that is worn around the waist. Women often wear a matching shawl over the head and shoulders. In the highland regions, both men and women adorn a white wrap on their shoulders above their garment. Various styles of straw hats are worn in the country that helps protect the wearers from the strong rays of the sun.

Below are 18 interesting facts about

1. Africa is the second-largest continent in the world both in size and population.

2. Islam is the dominant religion in Africa. Christianity is the second. Arabic is also the most widely-spoken language in Africa.

3. Africa has the shortest coastline despite being the second largestcontinent in the world.

4. Africa is the most centrally located continent in the world. Both the prime
meridian (0 degrees’ longitude), and the equator (0 degrees’ latitude) cut across

5. Nigeria has the highest population (154.7 million people) in Africa. This
represents 18% of Africa’s total population.

6. Both the world’s tallest and largest land animals both come from Africa.
They are the giraffe and African elephant, respectively.

7. Around 2,000 different languages are spoken in Africa and each of them
have different dialects while Arabic is the language that is most widely spoken
in the African continent.

8. The world’s longest river — the Nile — and the world’s largest desert — the
Sahara — both are home in Africa.

9. Algeria is the biggest country in Africa by land area.

10. The world’s hottest place — Ethiopia — is in Africa.

11. The continents terrain was inhabitable and remained unknown for
thousands of years, earning it the name of ‘Dark Continent’.

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