Topography of Comoros Last updated on
Monday 17th May 2010
The Comoros is an archipelago consisting of a group of islands in the Mozambique Channel, about two-thirds of the way between northern Madagascar and northern Mozambique.
The islands are of volcanic origin and are mountainous.
The highest point on the islands is the summit of Kartala, an active volcano on Njazidja (Grand Comore) Island, which is 2361m (7746 ft) above sea level.
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