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Officially known as the Union of the Comoros, the country is an archipelago island nation in the Indian Ocean. Comoros is the third smallest African nation by area. The country consists of the four major islands in the volcanic Comoros archipelago: Grande Comore or Ngazidja, Mohéli or Mwali, Anjouan or Nzwani, and Mayotte or Maore, as well as many smaller islands.
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Demographics: The Union of Comoros is an archipelago island country in the Indian Ocean. The third smallest African country, the Comoros covers a total area of 863 sq miles. It houses an estimated population of 691,000 (2010), making it the 163rd most populated country in the world. The per capita nominal GDP of the country is $802. Comorian, Arabic, and French are the official languages of the country. The main religion is Sunni Islam. A small percentage of people are Christians (Roman Catholics).

History:
The history of Comoros dates back around 1500 years. During this period, the country was occupied by different communities. Throughout the centuries, the Comoro Islands were colonized by a series of different settlers from the Persian Gulf, seashore of Africa, Madagascar, and Indonesia. Portuguese voyagers first came to the islands in 1505. The islands were occupied by France in the 19th century. The Comoros ultimately achieved independence from France on July 6, 1975.

Economy:
The Comoros is one of the poorest nations in the world. Economic development and eradication of poverty are the principal priorities for the Comorian Government. Unemployment is regarded quite significant and the rate is 14.3%. Agriculture, comprising hunting, fishing, and forestry, is the main element of the economy. About 38.4% of the working class is engaged in the agricultural sector. Insufficient transportation systems, a young and rapidly growing population, and limited mineral resources are the impediments to the economy. Major industries are agriculture, forestry, fishing, and tourism. The Comoros exports ylang-ylang, vanilla, perfume oil, cloves, and copra. It imports rice and other foods, petroleum products, consumer goods, transport equipment, and cement.

Maps of Comoros:- The Union of Comoros encompasses a total area of 863 sq miles. It is the 163rd most populated country in the world. Other countries close to the Comoros are the Seychelles to the northeast and Tanzania in the northwest.

Administrative Regions: The country formally comprises four islands in the Comoros archipelago: northwestern most Ngazidja or Grande Comore, Mwali or Mohéli, Nzwani or Anjouan, and southeasternmost Maore or Mayotte together with several smaller islands.

Hotels:- Karthala International Hotel, Itsandra Beach Hotel, and Le Ravinala are some of the best hotels in Comoros.

Cities:- Moroni, Fomboni, Domoni, and Nioumachoua are some of the notable cities in Comoros. Moroni is the national capital.

Travel:- The lakes, the seashores, and the diversity of flora and fauna in Comoros are bound to amaze you.

Business and Economy:- Insufficient transportation systems, a young and fast growing population, and limited mineral resources make it one of the poorest countries in the world.

Education:- Almost all children go to the Quranic School for two or three years, beginning at about age five. The Quranic School educates the fundamentals of the Islamic religion and some conventional Arabic.

Events and Festivals: Mouloud (Birth of the Prophet), Said Mohammed Sheikh Day, and Independence Day are some of the famous festivals in Comoros.

History and culture:- The archipelago of Comoros is famous for its varied culture and heritage, as a country constituted at the intersection of various societies.

  Islands of Comoros  
Autonomous IslandPopulation: 2003-09 censusArea(km.²)Area(mi.²)Capital
Anjouan259,099424164Mutsamudu
Grande Comore295,6651,148443Moroni
Moheli35,387290112Fomboni
3 islands590,1511,862719 

Note : Population : 2003-09 census (provisional results).

Last Updated On : June 12, 2013


The official flag of Comoros was adopted on 7 January 2002. It was designed in 2011. The Comorian Flag consists of a white crescent with four white stars inside of a green triangle. The flag of Comoros has four stripes, representing four islands of the nation: yellow is for Mohéli, white is for Mayotte, red is for Anjouan, and blue is for Grande Comore. The star and crescent symbol stands for Islam, which is the nation's major religion.
Facts about Comoros
ContinentAfrica
Lat Long11°41'S43°16'E
CapitalMoroni
Largest CityMoroni
Official LanguageComorian, Arabic, French
Major ReligionProtestant, Roman Catholic
National day6 July (1975)
Form of GovernmentFederal presidential republic
PresidentIkililou Dhoinine
Vice PresidentMohamed Ali Soilih
Prime MinisterPost abolished
CurrencyComorian franc (KMF)
GDP$873 million 2012 estimate
Calling code269
Time ZoneEAT (UTC+3)
Internet TLD.km