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 History - European Contact and French Colonization

Portuguese explorers first visited the archipelago in 1505.

In 1793, Malagasy warriors from Madagascar first started raiding the islands for slaves, and later settled and seized control in many locations. France first established colonial rule in the Comoros in 1841. The first French colonists landed in Mayotte, and Andrian Tsouli, the Malagasy King of Mayotte, signed the Treaty of April 1841, which ceded the island to the French authorities. In 1886, Mohéli was placed under French protection by its Queen Salima Machimba. That same year, after consolidating his authority over all of Grande Comore, Sultan Said Ali agreed to French protection of his island, though he retained sovereignty until 1909. Also in 1909, Sultan Said Muhamed of Anjouan abdicated in favor of French rule. The Comoros was officially made a French colony in 1912, and the islands were placed under the administration of the French colonial governor general of Madagascar in 1914.

The Comoros served as a way station for merchants sailing to the Far East and India until the opening of the Suez Canal significantly reduced traffic passing through the Mozambique Channel. The native commodities exported by the Comoros were coconuts, cattle and tortoiseshell. French settlers, French-owned companies, and wealthy Arab merchants established a plantation-based economy that now uses about one-third of the land for export crops. After its annexation, France converted Mayotte into a sugar plantation colony. The other islands were soon transformed as well, and the major crops of ylang-ylang, vanilla, coffee, cocoa, and sisal were introduced.

Agreement was reached with France in 1973 for Comoros to become independent in 1978. The deputies of Mayotte abstained. Referendums were held on all four of the islands. Three voted for independence by large margins, while Mayotte voted against and remains under French administration. On July 6, 1975, however, the Comorian parliament passed a unilateral resolution declaring independence. Ahmed Abdallah proclaimed the independence of the State of the Comoros and became its first president.


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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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