Comoros

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Cities Comoros  
Country information country code: KM
continent: Africa
capital: Moroni
languages: Arabic, French

EU membership: no
NATO membership: no

GSM: 900
GPS: 12 10 S, 44 15 E
electricity: 220V/50Hz

currency:
Comoran Franc: KMF
1KMF = 0.003 USD
1KMF = 0.002 EUR

phone code: +269

Travel advices and warnings Comoros
Tourism Although the Comoros has many natural resources for tourism, such as its beaches and marine environment, it does not have as strong a tourist industry as its regional competitors Réunion, Mauritius, and Seychelles. Its weak tourist industry is mainly because of its insecure political climate, with many political upheavals over the past three decades.
Tourists in the Comoros are mainly wealthy Americans and Europeans, while much of the investment in hotels has come from South Africa. The main tourist attractions in the Comoros are its beaches, underwater fishing, and mountain scenery. Mohéli is a picturesque tourist attraction. Grand Comore has an international airport and most of the Comoros' few hotels.
Language Comorian (Shikomor) is the most widely used language on the Comoros (independent islands in the Indian Ocean, off Mozambique and Madagascar) and Mayotte. It is a set of Swahili dialects but with a much stronger Arabic influence than standard Swahili. Each island has a different dialect; that of Anjouan is called Shindzuani, that of Mohéli Shimwali, that of Mayotte Shimaore, and that of Grande Comore Shingazija. No official alphabet existed in 1992, but Arabic and Latin scripts were both used.
climate The climate is tropical and very warm. Coastal areas are hot and very humid, interspaced with rains and seasonal cyclones (January to April). The upland areas are cooler, particularly at night, and have higher rainfall. The rainy season is from November to April.
Clothing Lightweight cottons and linens with waterproofing during the rainy
season. Warmer garments and rainwear are needed for the mountains.
Food and drink Restaurants serve good food with spiced sauces and rice-based dishes.
Specialities:
• Cassava.
• Plantain.
• Couscous.
• Barbecued goat meat.
• Seafood.
Things to know:
There may be restrictions on drink within Muslim circles.

Moroni, Comoros

Tuesday 26, May

From wikipedia about Comoros

The Comoros (; جزر القمر,), officially the Union of the Comoros (Comorian: Udzima wa Komori, Union des Comores, الاتحاد القمري) is an archipelago island nation in the Indian Ocean, located off the eastern coast of Africa, on the northern end of the Mozambique Channel, between northeastern Mozambique and northwestern Madagascar. Other countries near to the Comoros are Tanzania to the northwest and the Seychelles to the northeast. The capital is Moroni on Grande Comore.

At (excluding Mayotte), Dominique and Michelle Frémy (2004). Quid 2005 Editions Robert Laffont. p. 1175. the Comoros is the third-smallest African nation by area. With a population estimated at 798, 000 (excluding Mayotte), it is the sixth-smallest African nation by population—although it has one of the highest population densities in Africa. Its name derives from the Arabic word ("moon"). The archipelago is notable for its diverse culture and history, as a nation formed at the crossroads of many civilizations. It is the southernmost member state of the Arab League. Though in the contested island of Mayotte the sole official language is French, the "Union of the Comoros" has three official languages: Comorian, Arabic, and French.

The country officially consists of the four islands in the volcanic Comoros archipelago: northwesternmost Grande Comore or Ngazidja, Mohéli or Mwali, Anjouan or Nzwani, and southeasternmost Mayotte or Maore, as well as many smaller islands. However, the government of the Comoros (or its predecessors, since independence) has never administered the island of Mayotte, which France administers as an overseas department. Mayotte was the only island in the archipelago that voted against independence from France in 1974; the latter has vetoed United Nations Security Council resolutions that would affirm Comorian sovereignty over the island. The first UN General Assembly Resolution regarding the matter, " of France in 2011 was passed overwhelmingly by the people of Mayotte.

The Comoros is the only state to be a member of all of the following: African Union, Francophonie, Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, Arab League, and Indian Ocean Commission. The country has had a history marked by numerous coups d état since independence in 1975. As of 2008 about half the population lives below the international poverty line of US$1. 25 a day., Table 3: Human and income poverty, p. 35. Retrieved on 1 June 2009
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