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The Comoros is a volcanic archipelago off Africa’s east coast, in the warm Indian Ocean waters of the Mozambique Channel. The nation state’s largest island, Grande Comore (Ngazidja) is ringed by beaches and old lava from active Mt. Karthala volcano. Around the port and medina in the capital, Moroni, are carved doors and a white colonnaded mosque, the Ancienne Mosquée du Vendredi, recalling the islands’ Arab heritage.

Languages: Arabic (official), French (official), Shikomoro (official; a blend of Swahili and Arabic) (Comorian)

Ethnic Groups: African Arab 86% and Malagasy, Ismaili Indian, Chinese, French, Dutch, British, Portuguese (collectively) 14%

Belief Systems: 98% Islam, 2% Comoros

Demographics:

Population: 812608 people (World Rank: 164th) (2014 estimate)
Population Density: 942 people/mi^2 (People per Square Mile) (World Rank: 36th) (2014 estimate)
Population Growth: 2.53 %/yr (World Rank: 33rd) (2013 estimate)
Life Expectancy: 60.9 years (World Rank: 199th) (2013 estimate)
Median Age: 19.1 years (World Rank: 159th) (2010 estimate)

Sites for More Information:

Map of Comoros
Map from the Cartographic Division of the United Nations

United Nations Country Profile for Comoros

Comoros - Wikipedia Entry

Comoros - Country Profile

Comoros - General Information
Columbia Encyclopedia Entry for Chad

Culture and Tourism:

Tourism Comoros
All about Comoros as a tourism destination

Comoros' Volcanoes
Visit the volcanoes of Comoros

Top things to do in Comoros
by tripadvisor.com

Comorian Language Resources:

Learn French
Online resource for learning French

Learn Arabic
Learn Arabic free online

Government Related:

Comorian Embassy
Located in Washington D.C.

Comorian Government Websites
Directory of government websites and other links by Gunnar Anzinger


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