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Learn more about Comoros.
Flag of Comoros Comoros
Population: 651,901 (July 2004 est.)
Capital: Moroni
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An Introduction to Comoros
Unstable Comoros has endured 19 coups or attempted coups since gaining independence from France in 1975. In 1997, the islands of Anjouan and Moheli declared their independence from Comoros. In 1999, military chief Col. AZALI seized power. He pledged to resolve the secessionist crisis through a confederal arrangement named the 2000 Fomboni Accord. In December 2001, voters approved a new constitution and presidential elections took place in the spring of 2002. Each island in the archipelago elected its own president and a new union president was sworn in on 26 May 2002.

Comoros map

Map of Comoros ( Location ) : 12 10 S, 44 15 E, Southern Africa, group of islands at the northern mouth of the Mozambique Channel, about two-thirds of the way between northern Madagascar and northern Mozambique. For additional reports and educational information specific to Comoros, refer to the Country Info menubar to the upper right.

About the Flag The Comoran Flag
Four equal horizontal bands of yellow (top), white, red, and blue with a green isosceles triangle based on the hoist; centered within the triangle is a white crescent with the convex side facing the hoist and four white, five-pointed stars placed vertically in a line between the points of the crescent; the horizontal bands and the four stars represent the four main islands of the archipelago - Mwali, Njazidja, Nzwani, and Mayotte (a territorial collectivity of France, but claimed by Comoros); the crescent, stars, and color green are traditional symbols of Islam.

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Facts
Some interesting facts and figures about Comoros.

Pop Growth Rate / Year:
    • 2.94%

Avg. Life Expectancy:
    • 59.29 yrs - Male
    • 63.91 yrs - Female

Phone Lines:
    • 13,200 (2003)

Televisions:
    • 1,000 (1997)

Radios:
    • 90,000 (1997)

Internet Code:
    • .km

Did you know ... People from Comoros are called Comorans
 

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