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Comoros is a small island country off the east coast of mainland Africa. It comprises 3 main islands and several smaller ones.

Comoros is in the Indian Ocean.

The land varies between low hills and mountains. The islands are volcanic.

The geographical coordinates for the centre of Comoros, also known as lines of latitude and longitude, are:-
Latitude - 12 10S
Longitude - 44 15E

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About

Check the weather at the international airport now. It is about 20 kms north of Moroni.


This is the time in Moroni now


comoros The Comoran flag is four equal horizontal stripes of yellow, at the top, white, red and blue with a green isosceles triangle based on the flagpole side. In the centre of the triangle is a vertical white crescent moon with the convex side facing the flagpole and four white, five-pointed stars placed vertically in a line between the points of the crescent. The horizontal stripes and the four stars represent the four main islands of the archipelago, namely Mwali, N'gazidja, Ndzuwani, and Mahore. Mahore is however a disputed territory as the people voted to remain as a French dependency.

The capital of Comoros is Moroni.

Comoros is a federal presidential republic with a president as head of state and head of the government. The presidency rotates between the three main islands, each president serving a four year term.

In elections everyone over the age of 18 can vote.

The currency in Comoros is the Comoran franc.

Arabic, French and Shikomoro are the official languages.

Hear the National Anthem


These are the anthem words


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We have already written our own history of England but are asking schools in Comoros to provide us with a detailed history of their own country. Check how here.
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Land

The total land area of Comoros is 2,235 sq kms which is the 52nd largest in Africa.

Comoros has no lakes, rivers and canals.

Comoros has no boundaries with another country

Comoros has a coastline of 340 kms which is the 29th longest in Africa.

The highest point in Comoros is Karthala at 2,360.

The pie chart below shows how the land is split between agricultural land (crops and pastures), forests and other, which can be towns, villages, desert or frozen waste called tundra. comoros
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People

The total population of Comoros is 821,164 people, making it the 50th largest country in Africa by population.

Of this number 423,774 are females and 397,380 are males.

A person from Comoros is called a Comoran.

To be a citizen of Comoros, one of your parents must be a citizen of Comoros. It is not sufficient to be born in Comoros. You have to live in Comoros for 10 years before you can begin to apply for citizenship.

The largest five cities in Comoros, by population are:-

  • Moroni 42,872 people
  • Moutsamoudou 23,594
  • Fomboni 14,966
  • Domoni 14,509
  • Tsimbeo 12,472
For each country we will give you a diagram showing the population density. This is the average number of people for each square kilometre. comorosEach little Owlbut is 1 person and the big yellow rectangle is 1 sq km. After a while you can compare countries and see which ones are the most crowded. Remember it is only an average as more people live closer together in towns and cities than in villages out in the country.

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29.0% of the people live in cities or towns.
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Life

The birth rate in Comoros is 29.3 births per 1,000 of population

The death rate in Comoros is 7.1 deaths per 1,000 people.

Check this against the birth rate. If the death rate is higher than the birth rate then the population will decrease unless immigrants arrive in the country.

There are 47.9 deaths of girls under 1 year per 1,000 of births and 68.4 deaths of boys.

The median age for females is 20.8 and for males is 19.5. The median age is that age which divides the population exactly in half so there are the same number of people above the median age as below it.

The average age of a woman when she has her first child is 24.6.

The elderly dependency ratio is 5.1. This is the number of elderly people (ages 65+) per 100 people of working age (ages 15-64).

The potential support ratio is 19.7. This is the number of working-age people (ages 15-64) per one elderly person (ages 65+). As a population ages, the potential support ratio tends to fall, meaning there are fewer potential workers to support the elderly.

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health



Comoros spends 6.7% of its total income on health care.

There are 0.17 doctors per 1,000 people.

There are 2.2 hospital beds per 1,000 people.

7.8% of the population are estimated as obese.

92.6% of the urban population and 89.1% of the rural population have drinking water that is either piped into their home or they have access to a public tap, a protected borehole, well, spring or protected rainwater collection facility.

48.3% of the urban population and 30.9% of the rural population have access to a flushing toilet that is connected to a sewer, a pit latrine (that is a permanent hole in the ground that is looked after) or a composting toilet.



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Comoros releases 0.2 million metric tons of carbon dioxide by burning fossil fuels in the process of producing and consuming energy. This puts it as the 54th highest in Africa.
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Education

Comoros spends 4.3% of its total income on education.

Children usually start school at age 6 in Comoros. Primary education is for six years until age 12 and secondary education can continue till 19. This may be followed by further education at a university or college.

We are awaiting information about the school terms in Comoros.

73.7% of females and 81.8% of males are able to read and write by the age of 15.

We have no figures for the number of people aged between 16 and 24 who are not in work.

The total number of people available for work in Comoros is 278,500.

comorosThey work in the following sectors.

  • Agriculture includes farming, fishing and forestry work
  • Industry includes mining, manufacturing, construction and energy workers
  • Services is everything else
6.5% of the workforce are unemployed.
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Travel



There are 4 paved airports in Comoros, which is the 36th highest number in Africa.
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There are no railways in Comoros.
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There are 880 kilometres of roads in Comoros, which means Comoros is in 51st place for the most kilometres of roads in Africa.
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There are no major national newspapers in Comoros.

There are 446,868 million mobile phone users.

2% of the people have a fixed landline.

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63,084 people have access to the internet at home via any device (computer or mobile).
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