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Anjouan
Nzwani
Île Autonome d'Anjouan[1][2]
Ndzuwani
جزيرة أنزون المتمتعة بالحكم الذاتي
Autonomous island
Autonomous Island of Anjouan[3]
Flag of Anjouan
Anjouan is the easternmost island of the Comoros islands
Anjouan is the easternmost island of the Comoros islands
Coordinates: 12°12′54″S 44°25′30″E / 12.21500°S 44.42500°E / -12.21500; 44.42500
CountryComoros
CapitalMutsamudu
Government
 • TypeAutonomous Island within a federal presidential republic
 • PresidentAbdou Salami Abdou
Area
 • Total424 km2 (164 sq mi)
Elevation
1,595 m (5,233 ft)
Population
 (2018)
 • Total360,409
 • Density850/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+03:00 (EAT)

Anjouan ([ɑ̃.ʒu.ɑ̃]) is an autonomous volcanic island in the Comoro Islands in the southwestern Indian Ocean, part of the Union of the Comoros. It is known in Shikomori as Ndzuani, Ndzuwani or Nzwani, and, until the early twentieth century when the name fell out of general use (although still sometimes used by English-speakers in Zanzibar), in English as Johanna.[4] Historically it was also called Hinzuan or Hanzoan.

The town of Mutsamudu

Its chief town is Mutsamudu and, as of 2006, its population is around 277,500. The total area of the island is 424 square kilometers (163 square miles).

  1. ^ (in French) Site Officiel du Gouvernorat de l'Île Autonome d'Anjouan (Official Site of the Governorate of the Autonomous Island of Anjouan).
  2. ^ Anjouan.net — Official
  3. ^ Translation of the French name. (in French) Site officiel du Gouvernorat de l'île autonome d'Anjouan (Official site of the Governorate of the Autonomous Island of Anjouan)
  4. ^ Stevens, Kenneth (Winter 1986). "Of Whaling Ships and Kings: The Johanna Bombardment of 1851". Prologue. 18: 241–249.

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