STATUS: No UPCI Work
CHURCHES: 0 Churches
Regional Missionaries Tiana & Ony Raniloson have been appointed to Mayotte and are waiting for the country to open up so they can relocate there.
Career Missionaries Chris & Paula Richardson oversee the works in the Indian Ocean islands including Mayotte.
MAYOTTE – Country Information
Mayotte has a population of 270,371 as of 2019.
373 sq km / 144 sq mi
Mamoudzou was made the capital of Mayotte in 1977.
The majority of the population is made up of Comoran, a mixture of Bantu, Arab, and Malagasy origin.
98% Sunni Muslim
0.2% non religious
Many speak Comoran with French as a second language. There are also villages that speak dialects of Malagasy.
Volcanic mountains peak at 2000 feet on the island of Mayotte. Coral reef surrounds the island providing protected waters great for scuba diving.
The service industry provides the source of employment. Agriculture is also a main part of the economy with their primary exports of ylang-ylang and farmed fish. Despite this Mayotte has a weak economy and is reliant on aid from France.
Mayotte is an overseas department of France comprising the two southeastern-most islands of the Comoros archipelago.
France gained control over Mayotte in the 1800s, along with the other islands in the Comoros archipelago and Madagascar. Mayotte officially became a French department in 2011.
Click on the map above to see additional information concerning this country from britannica.com.
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