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.
- July 6 (Independence Day)
- Tropical marine; rainy season (November to May).
- Volcanic islands, interiors vary from steep mountains to low hills.
- 821,164 (July 2018 estimate)
- Arabic (official);
- French (official);
- Shikomoro (official; a blend of Swahili and Arabic) (Comorian)
- 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.
- Comorian franc (CF)
- 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.
- It is latest ratified on December 23, 2001.
- Federal Presidential Republic
President of Comoros:
- Azali Assoumani
- 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.