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The Comoros is a volcanic archipelago
The Comoros is a volcanic archipelago

The Comoros

The Comoros is a volcanic archipelago off Africa’s east coast, in the warm Indian Ocean waters of the Mozambique Channel.





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Capital: Moroni

Location: 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

Government: Union of the Comoros

Currency: Comoran francs (KMF)

Area: 2,235 sq km

Population: 864,335 (July 2021 est.)

Languages: Arabic (official), French (official), Shikomoro (official; a blend of Swahili and Arabic) (Comorian)

Religion: Sunni Muslim 98%, other (including Shia Muslim, Roman Catholic, Jehovah's Witness, Protestant) 2%

TimeZone: UTC+3

Tel Code: +269

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