Comoros Travel Guide

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Comoros Tourist Attractions:
Nouvelle Mosquee de Vendredi
Mwali
Ngazidja
Mahore
Nzwani
Mount Karthala

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Comoros History:
Pre-Colonial Iinhabitation
Arab Colonization
European Contact & French Colonization
Comoros Independence


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Comoros Geography

The Comoros is formed by Ngazidja, Mwali, Nzwani, and Maore, the major islands in the Comoros Archipelago, as well as many minor islets. The islands are officially known by their Comorian language names, though international sources still use their French names. The capital and largest city, Moroni, is located on Ngazidja. The archipelago is situated in the Indian Ocean, in the Mozambique Channel, between the African coast and Madagascar, with no land borders. At 2,235 km2, it is one of the smallest countries in the world. The Comoros also has claim to 320 km2 of territorial seas. The interiors of the islands vary from steep mountains to low hills. The climate is generally tropical and mild, and the two major seasons are distinguishable by their relative raininess. The temperature reaches an average of 29–30 °C in March, the hottest month in the rainy season, and an average low of 19 °C in the cool, dry season. The islands are rarely subject to cyclones.

Ngazidja is the largest of the Comoros Archipelago, approximately equal in area to the other islands combined. It is also the most recent island, and therefore has rocky soil. The island's two volcanoes, Karthala and La Grille, and the lack of good harbors are distinctive characteristics of its terrain. Mwali, with its capital at Fomboni, is the smallest of the four major islands. Nzwani, whose capital is Mutsamudu, has a distinctive triangular shape caused by three mountain chains, Sima, Nioumakele, and Jimilime, emanating from a central peak, Ntringi. The oldest of the islands, Maore has the richest soil as well as good harbors and local fish populations, due to its ring of coral reefs. Dzaoudzi, the previous capital of all the colonial Comoros, is located on Pamanzi, the largest islet of Maore. Maore's current capital is at Mamoudzou. The term Mayotte may also refer to the group of islands, of which the largest is known as Maore, and it includes Maore's surrounding islands, most notably Pamanzi.

The islands of the Comoros Archipelago were formed by volcanic activity. Mount Karthala, an active shield volcano located on Ngazidja, is the country's highest point, at 2,361 m or 7,748 ft It contains the Comoros' largest patch of its disappearing rainforest. Karthala is currently one of the most active volcanoes in the world, with a minor eruption in May 2006, and prior eruptions as recently as April 2005 and 1991. In the 2005 eruption, which lasted from April 17 to 19, 40,000 citizens were evacuated, and the crater lake in the volcano's 3 by 4 km caldera was destroyed.

The Comoros also lays claim to the Glorioso Islands, comprising Grande Glorieuse, Île du Lys, Wreck Rock, South Rock, Verte Rocks, and three unnamed islets, one of France's Îles Éparses or Îles éparses de l'océan indien possessions. The Glorioso Islands were administered by the colonial Comoros before 1975, and are therefore sometimes considered part of the Comoros Archipelago. Banc du Geyser, a former island in the Comoros Archipelago, now submerged, is geographically located in the Îles Éparses, but was annexed by Madagascar in 1976 as an unclaimed territory. The Comoros now claims it as part of its exclusive economic zone.

The Comoros constitute an ecoregion in their own right, Comoros forests.


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Comoros Travel Informations and Comoros Travel Guides
Pre-Colonial Iinhabitation - Arab Colonization - European Contact & French Colonization
Comoros Independence - Comoros Geography - Comoros Government - Comoros Military - Comoros Foreign Relations
Comoros Economy - Comoros Demographics - Comoros Media & Culture

Comoros Tourism
Nouvelle Mosquee de Vendredi - Mwali - Ngazidja - Mahore - Nzwani - Mount Karthal

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