Overview of Comoros Last updated on
Monday 19th April 2010
Federal Islamic Republic of the Comoros
Four islands in the Mozambique Channel roughly 500km west of the northern tip of Madagascar and 300km east of Mozambique.
2236 sq km, divided among the islands as follows:
Njazidja (Grand Comore) -- 1148 sq km
Nzwani (Anjouan) -- 424 sq km
Mahoré (Mayotte) -- 374 sq km
Mwali (Mohéli) -- 290 sq km
Hot and rainy from December to March
Dry and pleasant from May to October
Unilateral declaration of independence 6 July 1975; France renounced sovereignty 3 Jan 1976 -- except in Mayotte.
540,000 (estimate Jan. 1995)
Arabic and French are the official languages. The lingua franca, however, is the Comorian variety of Swahili.
Islam -- with a very small number of Catholics.
Comoros franc divided into 100 centimes.
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