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Union of the Comoros
  • Union des Comores  (French)
  • Udzima wa Komori  (Comorian)
  • الاتحاد القمري
    al-Ittiḥād al-Qumurī/Qamarī 
     (Arabic)
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Motto: "Unité – Solidarité – Développement" (French)
"Unity – Solidarity – Development"
Anthem: Udzima wa ya Masiwa  (Comorian)
The Unity of the Great Islands
Capital
and largest city
Moroni
11°41′S43°16′E / 11.683°S 43.267°E / -11.683; 43.267
Official languages
DemonymComoran[1]
GovernmentFederal republic
 - PresidentIkililou Dhoinine
 - Vice Presidents
LegislatureAssembly of the Union
Independence
 - from France6 July 1975 
Area
 - Total2,235 km2 (178tha)
863 sq mi
 - Water (%)negligible
Population
 - 2010 estimate798,000b (163rd)
 - Density275/km2 (25th)
712.2/sq mi
GDP (PPP)2012 estimate
 - Total$873 million[2] (179th)
 - Per capita$1,257[2] (165th)
GDP (nominal)2012 estimate
 - Total$600 million[2] (177th)
 - Per capita$865[2] (155th)
Gini (2004)64.3[3]
very high
HDI (2011)0.429[4]
low ·169th
CurrencyComorian franc (KMF)
Time zoneEAT(UTC+3)
 - Summer (DST)not observed (UTC+3)
Drives on theright
Calling code+269
ISO 3166 codeKM
Internet TLD.km
a.Including Mayotte.
b.Excluding Mayotte.

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of July 26, 2012


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