Former colonies of France

Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 183. Chapters: French colonization of the Americas, Louisiana, Mali, Madagascar, Gabon, Mauritius, French Equatorial Africa, Carriacou and Petite Martinique, Annam, Tobago, New France, Tonkin, Saint Kitts, French Guinea, Seychelles community in EU, French Algeria, Dominica, French Protectorate of Tunisia, French colonial empire, Historic regions of the United States, Grenada, French colonization of Texas, Pied-Noir, Djibouti, French Indochina, Yanam, French protectorate of Cambodia, List of French possessions and colonies, French West Africa, French protectorate of Morocco, French India, Anjouan, Saint-Domingue, Mahé, India, French colonial flags, Cochinchina, Mascarene Islands, Guangzhouwan, France Antarctique, Fashoda Incident, Causes for liberation of French colonies in India, Chartered company, State of Aleppo, Coromandel Coast, Minister of Overseas France, Canada, Albreda, New Hebrides, Evolution of the French Empire, Equinoctial France, French Somaliland, Alawite State, State of Damascus, Battle of Wandiwash, Ubangi-Shari, Beylik of Tunis, Antsiranana, Conquest of Cochinchina, Senegambia and Niger, Siege of Pondicherry, French Congo, Upper Senegal and Niger, Front Algérie Française, Inini, French Indian rupee, Cheikh Saïd, Évolué, French Colonial Conference. Excerpt: The Republic of Madagascar (older name Malagasy Republic, Malagasy: , French: ) is an island country located in the Indian Ocean off the southeastern coast of Africa. The nation comprises the island of Madagascar, which at 587, 000 square kilometres (227, 000 sq mi) is classified as the fourth-largest island in the world, as well as numerous smaller peripheral islands, the largest of which include Nosy Be and Nosy Boraha (Île Sainte-Marie). The prehistoric breakup of the Gondwana supercontinent separated the Madagascar-Antarctica-India landmass from the Africa-South America landmass around 135 million years ago. Madagascar later split from India around 88 million years ago, allowing plants and animals on the island to evolve in complete isolation. Consequently, Madagascar is a biodiversity hotspot in which over 80% of its plant and animal species are found nowhere else on Earth. These are dispersed across a variety of ecoregions, broadly divided into eastern and south-central rain forest, western dry forests, southern desert and spiny forest. The island's diverse ecosystems and unique wildlife are severely threatened by human settlement and traditional slash-and-burn practices (tavy) which have denuded Madagascar of 95% of its original forest cover. Under the administration of former President Marc Ravalomanana, the government of Madagascar partnered with the international community to implement large-scale conservation measures tied to ecotourism as part of the national development strategy. However, under Rajoelina's caretaker government there has been a dramatic increase in illegal logging of precious woods and the poaching and sale of threatened species such as lemurs in Madagascar's many national parks, several of which are classified as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Most archaeologists believe Madagascar was first inhabited sometime between 300 BCE and 500 CE by Austronesian peoples arriving on outrigger canoes from Borneo in the Indonesian archipelago who were l

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