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MAYOTTE
 
   
   
 

Mayotte Identity Card

Country name:
~ conventional long form: Territorial Collectivity of Mayotte
~ conventional short form: Mayotte
 
Area: 374 sq km
Coastline: 185.2 km
Highest point: Benara 660 m
Population: 193,633
Density: 517/km2
Population growth rate: 3.93%
Languages: Mahorian (a Swahili dialect) and French
Religions: Muslim 97%, Christian
Government type: territorial collectivity of France
Capital: Mamoudzou
GDP - per capita: $2,600
Currency (code): euro (EUR)
Vehicle Country Id-Code: F
ISO CODE Alpha2: YT
ISO CODE Alpha3: MYT
ISO NUMERIC CODE: 175
Calling code: +269
Internet country code: .yt
Time Zone: + 3.0 H

 
 
 
 

Mayotte has one of the highest rates of repeat visitors and continues to draw people back over and over again with its enjoyable and exciting venues. The landscape is home to an outlandish assortment of wildlife and the surrounding coral reefs construct surreal underwater sculptures. Mayotte is a small island destination over the Indian Ocean and is located at the northern end of the Mozambique Channel. It is group of handful islands that are part of the Comoros Archipelago, Also referred to as Mahoré, following the name of the largest island, Mayotte is 39 km long and 22 km wide, and its highest points are between 500 and 600 meters above sea level. The islands are interconnected with causeways.
France gained colonial control over Mayotte in 1843. It is the most populous of the four Comoros Islands in the Indian Ocean off Mozambique in Africa. Mayotte chose to remain a French dependency rather than join the other Comoran islands in declaring independence in 1975. Comoros laid claim to Mayotte shortly after independence and continues to do so. In July 2000, 70% of voters opted to accept greater autonomy but remain a part of France. Today it is recognised an overseas collectivity of France.

 



 

 

 
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