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Union of the Comoros

Motto: 
  • "Unité – Solidarité – Développement" (French)
  • وحدة، تضامن، تنمية (Arabic)
  • "Unity – Solidarity – Development"
Anthem: Udzima wa ya Masiwa  (Comorian)
(English: "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
Ethnic groups
Religion
Sunni Islam
Demonym(s)Comorian
GovernmentFederalpresidentialrepublic
Azali Assoumani
• President of the Assembly
Moustadroine Abdou
LegislatureAssembly of the Union
Formation
• Discovery by Portuguese explorers
1503
• Ngazidja, Ndzuwani, Mwali under French rule
1886
• Protectorate of the Comoros
6 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 Islamic Republic of Comoros
1 October 1978[1]
• Union of the Comoros
23 December 2001
17 May 2009
Area
• Total
1,861 km2 (719 sq mi) (171sta)
• Water (%)
negligible
Population
• 2018 estimate
850,688 (160th)
• Density
457/km2 (1,183.6/sq mi) (27th)
GDP (PPP)2019 estimate
• Total
$2.446 billion[2] (178th)
• Per capita
$2,799[2] (177th)
GDP (nominal)2019 estimate
• Total
$1.179 billion[2] (182nd)
• Per capita
$1,349[2] (165th)
Gini (2013)Positive decrease 45.0[3]
medium · 141st
HDI (2018)Increase 0.538[4]
low · 156th
CurrencyComorian franc (KMF)
Time zoneUTC+3 (EAT)
Driving sideright
Calling code+269
ISO 3166 codeKM
Internet TLD.km
  1. Excluding Mayotte, an overseas department of France.
  2. Excluding Mayotte.

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on November 27, 2020


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