Basic Data

Land area 1,862 sq km, excluding Mayotte (374 sq km)
Population 770,000 (World Bank estimate in 2014)
Capital Moroni
Climate
  • Tropical : hot and humid in November-May, cooler and drier in May-October
  • Weather at Moroni (altitude 59 metres): hottest month, March, 24-31°C
  • Coldest month -August-, 19-27°C ; Driest month -October- 84 mm average rainfall
  • Wettest month -January- 424 mm average rainfall
Languages French, Arabic, Comorian (derived from Swahili and Arabic)
Currency Comorian franc (Cfr) = 100 centimes
Time 3 hours ahead of GMT

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