In this database you can find many places from Comoros, including cities, villages, and sightseeing. Source: Geonames.
Comoros, also known as the Union of Comoros officially, is an Indian Ocean island country situated at the Mozambique Channel's northern end.
A brief historical overview of Comoros
Bantu Speakers from Austronesians, Arabs, and East Africa settled Comoros for the first time. After that, Comoros became the French Colonial Empire's part during the 19th century before gaining its independence in 1975. Since then, Comoros has experienced above 20 attempted coups or coups with multiple heads of state assassinated.
Even more, along with the constant instability of the country politically, it experiences the worst income inequality. The Gini coefficient of the country is about 60%. It is also ranked as the worst quartile on the index of Human Development.
A geographical overview of Comoros
Comoros shares its maritime borders with Mayotte and Madagascar in the south, to the northwest with Tanzania, west Mozambique, and northeast Seychelles. At the same time, Moroni is the largest and capital city of Comoros, situated on the Ngazidja. The country is formed of various major and minor islands, including Ndzuani, Mwali, Ngazidja, and others. Even though Comorian names still know these islands, they have. However, internationally, these are recognized by their French names. With a 1,861 km2 area, Comoros is considered one of the smallest countries worldwide. Even more, the country has also claimed territorial Sea's 320 km sq. area. While the islands' interiors also vary from low hills to steep mountains.
Climate of Comoros
Comoros has a mild and tropical climate generally. At the same time, the major regions of the island are easier to distinguish by rainfall. The average temperature of March here reaches 29 to 30 °C, which is the hottest month of the rainy season. The rainy season in Comoros is from November to April. The cool and dry season of Comoros runs from May to October. Most importantly, cyclones are rare on the islands.
Demographics of Comoros
Comoros has fewer than a million people inhabited in the country. With that, it has become one of the countries with the least population. However, as per the country's area, it is also one of the most densely populated because about 275 people are living per sq. km here. Even though 34% population of Comoros was urban, however, the percentage is expected to grow because the population growth in rural areas is negative even though overall population growth is relatively high.
About half of the population here is under 15. Moroni, Mitsamihuli, Domoni, Fumbuni, Mutsamudu, and Fomboni are major urban centers in Comoros.
Languages and religion in Comoros
Sunni Islam is the most dominant religion in Comoros that is followed by about 99% of the population here. With that, it is the only South African country with a Muslim majority. The minorities in Comoros are Christians, both protestant and catholic. Comorian languages are the most commonly spoken languages in the country. These languages are known as Shikomori and come up with different variants. However, Arabic is the more widely used language in Comoros. The official languages of Comoros are French and Arabic.