Madagascar - download topographic map set
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|US Joint operational 1:250 000 (~1970)||8||49Mb||English||2 €|
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|US military 1:2 000 000 (~1968)||1||4Mb||English||1 €|
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Soviet military 1:200 000 (~1980): 108 maps
Soviet military 1:500 000 (~1980): 20 maps
US Joint operational 1:250 000 (~1970): 8 maps
US military 1:1 000 000 (~1957): 6 maps
US military 1:2 000 000 (~1968): 1 maps
US military 1:1 000 000 (~1978): 3 maps
US military 1:500 000 (~1983): 7 maps
The topographic map set of Madagascar includes maps of the rivers Betsiboka, Tsiribigya, Mangoki maps, Onilahi and Mahayamba maps, Sufian maps, Manguki maps, Betsibuka maps, Vuhitra and Unilahi maps. The set features as well Montagne maps, Andrinzhitra maps, Masoala, Mantadiya maps, Ranomafana maps, Isale, Ambr and Perina maps. Besides, you will find here Antananarivo maps, Toamasina maps, Fianarantsoa maps, Taulanaru maps, Toliara maps, Mahajanga maps, Antsiranana and Nusi-Be maps.
Madagascar is a country situated off the eastern coast of Africa in the western part of the Indian Ocean, on the island of Madagascar and the smaller adjacent islands. The area of Madagascar is 587,000 sq km.
Relief. The Central Highlands run throughout the eastern part of the island of Madagascar from north to south, broken tectonic processes with some arrays rising up to 2,900 m. Madagascar has a lot of extinct volcanoes. Plateau penetrated the valleys of the rivers, in the depressions formed small and large lakes. To the east of the Central Highlands two steep echelon down to the ocean, and narrow stretches along the coast lowlands. Everywhere coastline surrounded by powerful coral colonies, and the east coast is indented by a lot of small bays and coves.
Mountains. The central part of the island took a high plateau (Imerina), hollow down to the West and cool falling down to the lowlands of the east coast. The highest peak is the extinct volcano Marumukutru (2876 m), which is situated in the north of the island.
Rivers. On the territory of Madagascar pass such rivers as the Betsiboka, Tsiribigya, Mangoki, Onilahi and Mahayamba, Sufian, Manguki, Betsibuka, Vuhitra, Unilahi.
Lakes. Alaotra is Madagascar's largest lake, located in the north-east of the country.
Waterfalls. The most important waterfalls include such as the Betsibuka, the Ikupa, the Manguki, the Mahavavi, the Sufian and the Unilahi Waterfalls.
National Parks. The Montagne National Park is a large area of forested volcanic massif, 37 km south of Diego Suarez.
The National Park Andrinzhitra is a park that has been recently founded, 46 km from Ambalavao. Under his protection are granite mountains, waterfalls, valleys and fields, as well as second and third highest peaks of Madagascar - Peak and Peak Body Bory.
In Madagascar, there are also other national parks, such as Masoala, Mantadiya, Ranomafana, Isale, Ambr, Perina.
Reserves. Private Reserve Berenti is the most famous Malagasy Reserve. It is located along the banks of the river Mandravea. Museum Reserve holds rare examples of carved tribal Sakalama.
Reserve scurvy de Bemaraha (area 152 hectares - the largest protected area of Madagascar), extends from the plateau to the river Manambulu Bemaraha. The reserve covers a range of karst rocks and a chain of peaks. At the reserve, and Savannah is characteristic of western Madagascar.
It also highlighted such reserves as reserve Perinet, Ankavafantsina, Yifat, Lokobe, Ankarana.
- Antananarivo (“The city of a thousand warriors”) or, as it is often called here, Tana, the capital of the island of Madagascar. The city is located at altitudes from 1240 to 1470 m in the valley between two hills, and low levels of the house up on their slopes, forming a real maze of lanes, arches, terraces, balconies and staircases;
- Toamasina is Madagascar's largest port and second largest city in the country. Eternally bustling business activity of the port where the ships are found all over the world, a city in the colonial-style mansions, and many markets, Toamasina attracts thousands of visitors;
- Southern Gates capital and people betsileu - Fianarantsoa, is located 400 km south of Antananarivo. Since 1830, the city was the administrative center of colonial Madagascar;
- Taulanaru (Fort-Dauphin) lies at the foot of the peak of Saint Louis in the extreme south-east of the country. Because of the terrain in three Taulanaru observed a pronounced microclimatic zone, which allows side by side in this small plot of land to several natural complexes;
- Toliara is a large port city on the coast of Mozambique Channel, at 950 km south-west of the capital. This is one of the sunniest and green cities in the country, built modest homes with original decoration;
- Mahajanga is one of the oldest cities in the country and the former capital of the kingdom Buyna;
- In Murundave deserve the attention of the market, a mosque, beaches in Betaniya, Buzi and Ankevu, relict forests Andranumena, Manambi;
- Antsiranana (Diego Suarez), situated in the far north, on the shores of the second largest in the world of the bay. A major port and one of the industrial centers of the country, the city is of little interest for tourists, so the most prominent sights include the suite colonnade in the street Kolbera, a number of colonial-style homes, the area of the Admiral Ronarsha;
- Island Nusi-Be is the leading resort of Madagascar and one of the recognized centers of international tourism. It is an island of golden beaches, coconut trees, luxury hotels and nightclubs.
Climate. The climate of the northern part of Madagascar is subequatorial, while in the south it is wet tropical. The average monthly air temperature in the lowlands varies from + 20˚C to +30˚C, while in the elevated areas, the average temperature ranges from +13˚C to + 20˚C. The annual rainfall the country receives is from 1000 to 1500 mm.