TOEFL Test Centers in Madagascar

By | February 16, 2019

TOEFL Test Centers in Madagascar

The revised TOEFL Paper-delivered Test is offered in this location.

The list below shows testing regions, fees and dates as of February 15, 2019, but availability may change when you register. Fees are shown in US$ and are subject to change without notice.

To find the most up-to-date list of available test centers and dates when registration is open, click the button below.
Region Testing Format Fee Test Dates
Antananarivo (Code: C103) TOEFL Paper Testing $180
Sat., Oct 13, 2018
Sat., Nov 10, 2018
Sat., Feb 09, 2019
Sat., Apr 13, 2019

Madagascar Overview

Madagascar, island republic in the west of the Indian Ocean, off the southeast coast of Africa; it includes the island of Madagascar (fourth largest island in the world) and some minor islands.

Central high plateaus are dominated by volcanic mountains and drop off steeply to the coastal plains. Madagascar is rainy, only the south is dry. The Malagasy people (a large number of ethnic groups, mostly Christians and followers of natural religions) grow vanilla, cloves, pepper, rice, cassava, sugar cane, coffee, tobacco and cotton. Zebra cattle and sheep are raised in the interior of the country. Graphite, mica and chrome ore are mined. The industry mainly processes agricultural products, as well as textile and chemical industries. The main ports are Toamasina and Mahajanga.

History: In the 10th century, Arabs established trading posts on the island. It was first visited by the Portuguese in 1500. In 1884/85 Madagascar was conquered by France, and in 1896 a French colony. It has been independent since 1960.

  • COUNTRYAAH: National flag of Madagascar. Includes the year when the flag was designed and formally used. Also covers its meaning and downloadable high definition image.

Country facts

  • Official name: Republic of Madagascar
  • License plate: RM
  • ISO-3166: MG, MDG (450)
  • Internet
  • Currency: 1 Ariary (Ar) = 5 Iraimbilanja
  • Area: 587 295 km²
  • Population (2019): 27 million
  • Capital: Antananarivo
  • Official language (s): Malagasy, French
  • Form of government: Presidential Republic
  • Administrative division: 6 provinces
  • Head of State: President Andry Rajoelina
  • Head of Government: Christian Ntsay
  • Religion (s): Christians, followers of traditional local religions, Muslims
  • Time zone: Central European Time + 2 hours
  • National Day: June 26th

Location and infrastructure

  • Location (geographical): Southeast Africa
  • Position (coordinates): between 11 ° 40 ‘and 25 ° 35’ south latitude and 43 ° and 50 ° 30 ‘east longitude
  • Climate: In the west a tropical savanna climate, in the central highlands a winter-dry tropical climate, in the east a tropical rainforest climate
  • Highest mountain: Maromokotro (2,876 m)
  • Road network (2018): 31,640 km
  • Railway network (2018): 836 km


  • Annual population growth (2020): 2.4%
  • Birth rate (2020): 29.9 per 1000 inh.
  • Death rate (2020): 6.2 per 1000 residents.
  • Average age (2020): 20.3 years
  • Average life expectancy (2020): 67.3 years (men 65.7; women 68.9)
  • Age structure (2020): 38.9% younger than 15 years, 3.5% older than 65 years
  • Literacy rate (15 year olds and older) (2018): 74.8%
  • Mobile phone contracts (pre-paid and post-paid) (2018): 41 per 100 residents
  • Internet users (2017): 10 per 100 residents


  • GDP per capita (2019): US $ 464
  • Total GDP (2019): US $ 13 billion
  • GNI per capita (2019): US $ 520
  • Education expenditure (2018): 3.2% of GDP
  • Military expenditure (2019): 0.6% of GDP
  • Unemployment rate (15 years and older) (2019): 1.8%


Around 99% of the population are Madagascans, who are divided into a large number of ethnic groups (including Merina, Betsimisaraka, Betsileo, Sakalaven). There are traditional contrasts between the Indonesian-influenced highland population and the coastal residents, who are mostly African and Arab as well as Malay, Indian and European influences. Furthermore, minorities of Comorians, French, Indians and Chinese live in Madagascar. The average population density (2017) is 44 residents per km 2. Over half of the population lives in the climatically favorable highlands and on the east coast; large parts of the arid areas in the west and south of the country are only sparsely populated. The proportion of the urban population is 36%. The largest cities besides the capital Antananarivo are Toamasina and Antsirabe.

The biggest cities in Madagascar

Largest cities (population 2018 census)
Antananarivo 1,275,200
Toamasina 326 300
Antsirabe 245 600
Mahajanga 244 700
Fianarantsoa 189 900

Social: The majority of the Madagascans (Malagasy) live in poverty without an adequate health and social system.


The constitution guarantees freedom of religion. All religious communities are legally equal. More than 50% of the population profess traditional Malagasy beliefs. Mixing them with other religions is widespread. This makes clear statistical assignments difficult. It is estimated that around 32% of the population are Christian; around 18% belong to the Catholic Church (in five archdioceses with 16 suffragan dioceses), around 14% belong to various Protestant denominations and the Anglican Church (Indian Ocean Province). The largest Protestant churches are the Reformed Church of Jesus Christ in Madagascar (“Fiangonan ‘i Jesoa Kristy eto Madagasikara”) and the Malagasy Lutheran Church (“Fiangonana Loterana Malagasy”); Pentecostal churches and evangelical communities are growing rapidly. Almost 6% of the population are (with the exception of a few twelve Shiites) Sunni Muslims and belong to the Shafiite and Hanefite schools of law. Islam is particularly widespread on the northwest coast (center: Mahajanga). Some sources put the Muslim population at 20% or more.