50 Fascinating Facts About Comoros

This nation off the east coast of Africa is an archipelago of four volcanic islands. These islands are referred to as ``perfumed islands`` due to the fragrant vegetation that thrives here and is also utilized to produce perfumes. Apart from that, little is known about this land abundant in natural beauty; let us change that!

Fascinating Facts

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At 7,746 feet, Mount Karthala is the highest point in Comoros which is also an active volcano. During the nineteenth century, it erupted twenty times! Fortunately, the most recent occurred in 2007 and over a decade ago.
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It is placed on the rim of a former volcano and the edge of a political volcano. While the preceding decade was relatively tranquil, this tiny country has witnessed almost a dozen coups in less than 40 years!
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It is an archipelago in both physical and metaphorical dimensions, in terms of the range of cultures and races represented. However, the island country's original inhabitants came from Melanesia and Polynesia, a long distance from home.
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Only three of the archipelago's islands opted for independence in 1974; hence, Mayotte is indeed the archipelago's sole foreign French territory to this day.
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This country is home to 146 different bird species. Humans imported six of them, whereas the remaining 140 are indigenous.
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In stark contrast to the country's profusion of bird species, the country's mammalian species are restricted to sea creatures and bats due to volcanic activity. Numerous others have been proposed. Furthermore, the mongoose Lemur, which originated in Madagascar, has been reintroduced to two Comoros islands.
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Comoros is an autonomous archipelago island nation located between Africa's east coast with Madagascar in the Indian Ocean.
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Comoros is one of the world's smallest countries, with a total of less than a million, but also one of the most densely populated.
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Comoros's first nature reserve is the Moheli Marine Park. It opened for business on 19 April 2001.
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The bulk of Comoros' population subsists on agricultural and fishing subsistence.
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Since achieving independence in 1975, Comoros has experienced over 20 coups or attempted coups, with several state officials assassinated.
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It is thought that the Comoro Islands' first inhabitants were Polynesian or Melanesian migrants who arrived by watercraft.
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Comoros is home to one of the largest coral atolls in the world, which is filled with hundreds of fish, shells, & coral species.
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Comoros is a true natural marvel, with its sparkling blue waters and white sand beaches have remained relatively untouched by tourists.
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Mount Karthala, at 2,361 meters (7,746 feet) over sea level, is both an active volcano and Comoros' highest mountain.
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Moroni is the largest city in Comoros, the federal capital, and the seat of government.
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Comoros has three official languages: Comorian, French, and Arabic.
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Comoros is an autonomous island nation located between Africa's eastern coast & Madagascar in the Indian Ocean.
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The official name of the nation is the Union of Comoros.
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Tanzania, the Seychelles, Mozambique, & Madagascar all share a border.
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As of 1 January 2017, the population of Comoros was estimated to be 817,324 people.
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With a land size of 2,034 square kilometers, it is the world's 170th largest nation (785 square miles). In terms of land area, it is Africa's fourth-smallest country.
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The country comprises three main islands and several smaller ones, which are part of the volcanic Comoros archipelago.
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Generally, the major islands are known by their French names: Grande Comore (Ngazidja) inside the northwest, Mohéli (Mwali) inside the southeast, and Anjouan in the southwest (Nzwani).
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Mount Karthala, which rises 2,361 meters (7,746 feet) above sea level, is an active volcano and Comoros' highest mountain. Karthala volcano is a very active volcano that has erupted more than 20 times during the eighteenth century.
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The 340-kilometer-long (211-mile-long) coastline of the islands.
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With its stunning blue waters and white sand beaches, it is a true natural marvel that tourists have mainly untouched.
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Comoros, such as most other young volcanic islands, have a restricted mammalian diversity comprised primarily of marine mammals and bats, with a few introduced species.
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The Mongoose Lemur was introduced from Madagascar and may now be found only on two Comoros islands.
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The entire land area of this country is 719 square miles (1,862 square kilometers).
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In 2018, Comoros had an estimated population of 832,322.
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Moroni is the capital, with 11.6 square miles (30 square kilometers) and a population of 60,200. (2013).
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Life expectancy is 63.91 years on average in this area (2017)
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The climate of Comoros is tropical marine, with a rainy season ranging from November to May... like the UK, you would say!
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Comoros is the largest producer of ylang-ylang oil, which is used in various fragrance oils, and the world's second-biggest producer of vanilla!
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Around twenty bird species are endemic to Comoros, the Mongoose Lemur, which was brought from Madagascar and is now found on only two of the country's islands!
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In 2001, it established the first protected area, the Moheli Marine Park, recognizing the existence of nearly endemic coelacanth fish, humpback whales, plus sharks.
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Here's a paradox: and has one of the world's lowest population densities and one of the highest! This is because the country is so tiny.
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It is home to one of the largest coral atolls in the world, teeming with hundreds of fish, turtles, corals, manta rays, whale sharks, & shells, making it a scuba diver and snorkeler's dream.
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Comoros imports rice and other agricultural products, as well as consumer items, petroleum products, cement, and transportation equipment.
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The city of Moroni. The town is a lovely urban community with colonial architecture and wide boulevards. Moroni's tiny, twisting alleyways have an allure of their own.
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The Livingstone's Fruit Bat, found in 1863 in Comoros, is the world's most giant bat, having a span of around six feet.
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Comorians use putu, a spicy pepper sauce, to season their cuisine.
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Village dances are organized by Comorian youth. People have various musical interests; they like both Western popular music or reggae and traditional dancing music.
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Comorians use putu, a spicy pepper sauce, to season their meals.
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Village dances are organized by Comorian youth. People have various musical interests; they like both Western popular music or reggae and traditional dancing music.
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According to a 2014 household survey, roughly 18 percent of Comoros citizens live below the international poverty level. The government is constantly supporting infrastructure projects using non-concessional loans to enhance living conditions on the island.
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Comoros' unemployment rate is now 14.3 percent. With around 38.4 percent of the population employed in agricultural zones, employment is essential for the country.
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According to a 2014 household survey, roughly 18 percent of Comoros citizens live below the international poverty level. The government is constantly supporting infrastructure projects using non-concessional loans to enhance living conditions on the island.
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Unemployment: Comoros' unemployment rate presently stands at 14.3 percent. With around 4 percent of the population employed in agricultural zones, employment is essential for the country.

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