Found in the western part of the Indian Ocean, the Comoros is made up of four islands (Grande Comore the youngest island and it is described as an active volcanic island with lava flow from a recent volcanic activity, Anjouan, Mayotte the oldest formed from volcanic activities and Moheli) and a number of islets. The islands can be located between Madagascar and Africa at the Northern end of the Mozambique Channel. These islands are unique because they are of different ages. The inhabitants of the area are a mixture of Madagascans, Africans, Arabs and Asians. They were brought together due to the ancient maritime trade which was a major economic activity of the Indian Ocean in the area in the past.
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The capital of Comoros
The Comoros Islands were the center of ancient trade that took place around the Indian Ocean. Most boats and ships used to anchor especially the town of Domino which was the centre of trade. The town had an expanded trade that went all the way to Japan. Vasco da Gama the explorer had the opportunity to visit the town.
Did know that the boats that the sailors used were entirely made out of wood. This means that not even a nail was used in its construction. This made the boat ships sail at a very high speed. The ships were made in a way that they were long lasting. They were suitable for the economic activities then for the town.
The islands are offering beautiful scenery especially because of the exotic vegetation and animal species that are rare. The likes of the Livingstone's flying fox a bad that four feet. Unfortunately some of these animals are facing extinction due to the fact that the population round the area has greatly increased over the years.
Coelacanth a rare species of fish that was thought to be nonexistent for a period of about 60 million years is found in the Comoros Island and is fished by fishermen.
The Comoros Islands have a very interesting system of government where by a president is elected from each island in a rotational manner. This applies to three Islands because Mayotte is still under the influence of the French national.
Flag of Comoros
Comoros is an African country
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Airports in Comoros
Hahaya International Airport
Dzaoudzi - Pamanzi Mayotte
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Coordinates (in Latitude & Longitude) of Comoros
12 10 S, 44 15 E
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36.35 / 1000 population
7.95 / 1000 population
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