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COMOROS
 
   
   
 

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Country name:
~ conventional long form: Union of the Comoros
~ conventional short form: Comoros
~ local long form: Union des Comores
~ local short form: Comores
 
Area: 2,170 sq km
Coastline: 340 km
Highest point: Le Kartala 2,360 m
Population: 671,247
Density: 309/km2
Population growth rate: 2.91%
Languages: French and Arabic
Religions: Sunni Muslim 98%, Roman Catholic 2%
Government type: independent republic
Capital: Moroni
GDP - per capita: $700
Inflation rate: 3.5%
Currency (code): Comoran franc (KMF)
Vehicle Country Id-Code: COM
ISO CODE Alpha2: KM
ISO CODE Alpha3: COM
ISO NUMERIC CODE: 174
Calling code: +269
Internet country code: .km
Time Zone: + 3.0 H

 
 
 
 

Comoros prides perfect peace and solitude and offers the visitors best of several worlds. Located off the northeastern coast of Madagascar, Comoros is a conglomeration of three island groups that includes Mwali, Njazidja and Nzwani. It is part of the Comoros Archipelago but doesn’t include the Mayotte Island as it is a French territory. And Comoros provides great opportunities for tourism too amidst its palm-fringed beaches, labyrinth of lagoons and wondrous sceneries. The terrain of the country is volcanic in origin, with many hills and valleys. The hillock of Le Karthala on Grand Comore is an active volcano. The climate too varies in Comoros from hot and humid along the coasts, to cool and dry in the mountains.
Several cultures and foreign reigns permeated throughout the islands of Comoros over the period of time. Among other outside invasions, the Arabic influence has been the strongest over the country till date. The present-day islands Comoros were colonised by France in 1904 after the occupation of Mayotte in 1843. Following a series of freedom movements, Comoros islands declared themselves independent on July 6, 1975. However, the country is yet on the verge of becoming a republic and started out recently to fight the political instability.

 



 

 

 
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