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Union of the Comoros
  • الاتحاد القمري (Arabic)
    al-Ittiḥād al-Qumurī/Qamarī
  • Union des Comores  (French)
  • Udzima wa Komori  (Swahili)
Motto: 
  • وحدة، تضامن، تنمية (Arabic)
  • "Unité – Solidarité – Développement" (French)
  • "Unity – Solidarity – Development"
Anthem: Udzima wa ya Masiwa  (Comorian)
The Unity of the Great Islands
Location of the  Comoros  (dark blue)– in Africa  (light blue & dark grey)– in the African Union  (light blue)
Location of the  Comoros  (dark blue)

– in Africa  (light blue & dark grey)
– in the African Union  (light blue)

Capital
and largest city
Moroni
11°41′S43°16′E / 11.683°S 43.267°E / -11.683; 43.267
Official languages
ReligionSunni Islam
DemonymComorian
GovernmentFederalpresidentialrepublic
Azali Assoumani
LegislatureAssembly of the Union
Formation
• Discovery by Portuguese explorers
1503
• Ngazidja, Ndzuwani, Mwali under French rule
1886
• Protectorate of the Comoros
5 September 1887
• Territory under French Madagascar
9 April 1908
27 October 1946
• State of Comoros
22 December 1961
• Independence from France
6 July 1975
• Federal and Islamic Republic of Comoros
24 May 1978
• Union of the Comoros
23 December 2001
17 May 2009
Area
• Total
2,034 km2 (785 sq mi) (178tha)
• Water (%)
negligible
Population
• 2010 estimate
798,000b (163rd)
• Density
392/km2 (1,015.3/sq mi) (25th)
GDP (PPP)2016 estimate
• Total
$1.255 billion[1] (179th)
• Per capita
$1,523[1] (179th)
GDP (nominal)2016 estimate
• Total
$625 million[1] (185th)
• Per capita
$758[1] (158th)
Gini (2004)64.3[2]
very high
HDI (2015)Decrease 0.497[3]
low · 160th
CurrencyComorian franc (KMF)
Time zoneEAT(UTC+3)
Drives on theright
Calling code+269
ISO 3166 codeKM
Internet TLD.km
  1. Excluding Mayotte.
  2. Excluding Mayotte.

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of July 9, 2017


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