Comoros

Population numbers: 734,917
How many square miles: 785 square miles
Geography fast facts (uniqueness)
  • Based on the area that Comoros has, it takes the third smallest nation in Africa.
  • In 19th century, Comoros was a part of French colony. In 1975, the nation got its independence. There are various coups d’état which occurred in Comoros since its independence.
  • There are three official languages spoken by the people who live in Comoro. They speak Arabic, Comoros and French.
  • Comoros is an archipelago. It means that this nation contains a lot of islands. But it has the four major islands. Those are Maore, Anjouan, Mohéli and Comore.
  • Poverty has been one of the major issues in Comoros. More than 50 percent of the people who lived in Comoros as of 2008 were in the poverty line. They only made $1.25 per day.
  • The economic growth of Comoros is very slow. It is considered as one of the poorest countries in the world. The unemployment rate of Comoros is 14.3 percent. It is considered as a high rate.
  • The leading sectors in Comoros include forestry, hunting, fishing and other agriculture sectors. 
Capital City: Moroni is the largest city, federal capital and seat of the government of the Union of the Comoros, a sovereign archipelago nation in the Indian Ocean.
Religion: The December 2001 Constitution of Comoros does provide for this freedom, however, and also makes Islam the state religion. The government tends to discourage the practice of other faiths. The practice of Christianity is particularly restricted. There are two Roman Catholic churches and one Protestant church.
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