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Comoro Islands
Native name:
Komori (in Comorian)
جزر القمر (in Arabic)
Archipel des Comores (in French)
LocationIndian Ocean
Coordinates12°08′24″S 44°15′00″E / 12.14000°S 44.25000°E / -12.14000; 44.25000
Total islands4
Major islandsGrande Comore (Ngazidja), Mohéli (Mwali), Anjouan (Nzwani), Mayotte (Maore)
Area2,034 km2 (785 sq mi)
Highest elevation2,361 m (7746 ft)
Highest pointKarthala
IslandsGrande Comore (Ngazidja)
Mohéli (Mwali)
Anjouan (Nzwani)
Largest settlementMoroni (capital) (pop. 60,200)
PresidentAzali Assoumani
Population1,008,246 (2016 est.)

The Comoro Islands or the Comoros (Comorian: Komori; Arabic: جزر القمر, romanized: Juzur al-Qomor; French: Les Comores) are an archipelago of volcanic islands situated off the southeastern coast of Africa, to the east of Mozambique and northwest of Madagascar. The islands are politically divided between the Union of the Comoros, a sovereign country, and Mayotte, an Overseas Department of France.

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sovereign state consists of three major islands and numerous smaller islands, all of the volcanic Comoro Islands with the exception of Mayotte. Mayotte...

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Glorioso Islands

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part of the Comoro Islands between the French overseas region of Mayotte and the nation of Madagascar. The archipelago consists of two islands, Grande Glorieuse...

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Politics of the Comoros

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Politics of the Union of the Comoros take place in a framework of a unitary presidential republic, whereby the President of the Comoros is both head of state...

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Comoros national football team

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The Comoros national football team represents the Comoros in international football and is controlled by the Comoros Football Federation. It was formed...

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Comoro may refer to: Comoro (East Timor), a village in Dom Aleixo Administrative Post, Dili District, East Timor Comoro Islands, an archipelago lying...

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Comoro Islands Airline

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Comoro Islands Airline was a start-up airline based in the Comoros. The airline launched with flights between the islands of the archipelago made its...

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History of the Comoros

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turned their attention to the Comoros islands in the middle of the 19th century. The French finally acquired the islands through a cunning mixture of strategies...

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Music of the Comoros

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The Comoros is a group of islands in the Indian Ocean, mostly an independent nation but also including the French territory of Mayotte. It is historically...

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West Indian Ocean coelacanth

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Indian Ocean coelacanth was historically known by fishermen around the Comoro Islands (where it is known as gombessa), Madagascar, and Mozambique in the western...

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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...

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List of islands of the Comoros

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of islands of the Comoros. Anjouan Grande Comore Mohéli The three islands under the control of the Comoros have the status of autonomous islands (formerly...

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Comoros forests

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Comoro Islands are volcanic in origin. Mayotte is the easternmost and oldest of the islands, more than 8 million years old. It has one central island...

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Grande Comore

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kɔmɔʁ]; Swahili: Ngazidja) is an island in Comoros off the coast of Africa. It is the largest island in the Comoros nation. Most of its population is...

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Karthala scops owl

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Grand Comore scops owl or Comoro scops owl, is a small scops owl endemic to the island of Grande Comore in the Comoro Islands. The Karthala scops owl was...

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Geography of the Comoros

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facilities, make transportation and communication difficult. Comoros are sunny islands. The islands have a total land area of 2,236 square kilometers (including...

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to the Comoro Islands, a region of Africa including Comoros Something or someone of, from, or related to Comoros, a country in the Comoro Islands Comorian...

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Grande Comore bulbul

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of songbird in the bulbul family, Pycnonotidae. It is found on the Comoro Islands. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests...

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Territory of the Comoros

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Mayotte became the first of the Comoro Islands to become a French colony. In the 1880s and 1890s, the three other islands - Grande Comore, Anjouan and Mohéli...

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Island chain strategy

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Mozambique Channel (between Mozambique and Madagascar, including the Comoro Islands) towards South Africa, to encircle the Chinese naval base at Doraleh...

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Languages of the Comoros

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Comoro Islands". Written Language & Literacy. 4 (1): 15–29. doi:10.1075/wll.4.1.03jos. ISSN 1387-6732. Bakar, Abdourahim Said (1988). "Small Island Systems:...

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Religion in the Comoros

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the Comoro Islands. Scarecrow. pp. 47–48. ISBN 978-0-8108-2819-3. Martin Ottenheimer; Harriet Ottenheimer (1994). Historical Dictionary of the Comoro Islands...

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List of colonial governors of the Comoros

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governors of the Comoros, from the establishment of the French suzerainty over the Comoro Islands in 1841 until the independence of the Comoros in 1975. (Dates...

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Comorian languages

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Shimasiwa, the "language of islands") is the name given to a group of four Bantu languages spoken in the Comoro Islands, an archipelago in the southwestern...

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plant genus in the family Anacardiaceae, native to Madagascar, the Comoro Islands, and Aldabra. They are small dioecious pachycaul trees which mainly...

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Wildlife of the Comoros

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wildlife of the Comoro Islands is composed of their flora and fauna. The mammalian diversity of the Comoros, like most other young volcanic islands, is restricted...

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List of former sovereign states

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Republic – 1839–1843, Was quickly made into a British colony Islands of Refreshment – The islands of Tristan da Cunha were settled in 1810 and declared independence...

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