Comorian Profile
Comorian Profile

The Comoros, officially the Union of the Comoros, is an archipelago island in the Indian Ocean.

Location & Area:

  • Southern Africa, group of islands at the northern mouth of the Mozambique Channel, about two-thirds of the way between northern Madagascar and northern Mozambique.
  • It covers an area of 2,235 km2.

Capital:

  • Moroni

National Day:

  • July 6 (Independence Day)

Climate:

  • Tropical marine; rainy season (November to May).

Terrain:

  • Volcanic islands, interiors vary from steep mountains to low hills.

Population:

  • 821,164 (July 2018 estimate)

Languages:

  • Arabic (official);
  • French (official);
  • Shikomoro (official; a blend of Swahili and Arabic) (Comorian)

Flag:

  • Comoros’ flag is four equal horizontal bands of yellow (top), white, red, and blue, with a green isosceles triangle based on the hoist; centered within the triangle is a white crescent with the convex side facing the hoist and four white.

Currency:

  • Comorian franc (CF)

Administrative divisions:

  • It is divided into 3 islands includes; Anjouan (Ndzuwani), Grande Comore (N'gazidja) and Moheli (Mwali) and 4 municipalities includes; Domoni, Fomboni, Moroni and Moutsamoudou.

Constitution:

  • It is latest ratified on December 23, 2001.

Regime:

  • Federal Presidential Republic

President of Comoros:

  • Azali Assoumani

Natural resources:

  • Fish

Economy:

  • Agriculture products: Vanilla, cloves, ylang-ylang (perfume essence), coconuts, bananas and cassava (manioc).
  • Industries: Fishing, tourism and perfume distillation.
  • Main exports: Vanilla, ylang-ylang (perfume essence) and cloves.
  • Main imports: Rice and other foodstuffs, consumer goods, petroleum products, cement and construction materials and transport equipment.