Libertalia: the Pirates’ Free Republic in Madagascar

Libertalia was a legendary free colony forged by pirates and the pirate Captain Misson, although some historians have expressed doubts over its existence outside of literature. (Wikipedia)

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There is an annual Libertalia Festival in Madagascar’s capital Antananarivo.

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The Pirate Republic itself was most likely located at Ile Sainte-Marie where a pirate graveyard nowadays attracts visitors.

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Some evidence about Libertalia can be found in Antananarivo’s small and hard to find Pirate Museum (www.piratenmuseum.li/).

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There is some general pirate information

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and some specific info about Libertalia.

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Cheers !

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