Where is Madagascar?

Madagascar is an island located in the western Indian Ocean. Madagascar lies about 425 km (266 miles) off the east coast of Southern Africa. Specifically, Madagascar is located east of Mozambique, across the Mozambique Channel. The geographic coordinates of Madagascar are 20 00 S, 47 00 E.

Madagascar's land area is about 581,540 sq km (224,533 square miles) or slightly less than twice the size of Arizona. Madagascar has 4,828 km of coastline.