Comoros

 

Comoros islands on World Map

Continent – Africa

Region – Indian Ocean Islands

Size – 2,170 km²

Geography – volcanic islands

Language – Arabic, French

Religion – 98% Muslim, 2% Catholic

Monetary Unit – Comorian Franc

 

Natural Resources – negligible

Agriculture – vanilla, cloves, perfume essences, copra, coconuts, bananas, cassava

Industry – fishing, tourism, perfume distillation

Comoros Map

Neighbouring Countries – Off coast of east Africa

Population – 766,865 (2014 estimate)

Population Growth Rate – 2.84%

Average Life Expectancy – 62.7

Capital City – Moroni (54,000 )

Highest Mountain – Le Kartala (2,360 m)

Longest River – No notable rivers

Climate – Tropical, warm and wet 19°C to 31°C

Yearly Rainfall –  255 cm (approx)

 

Plant Life – mangroves, coconut palms, mangoes, bananas, tropical hardwood trees, broom, lichens, and heather

Animal Life – Livingstone’s flying fox, bat,  Macao

Aquatic Life – giant whales, large sharks, big manta rays, sailfish, sunfish, lobsters, crabs, shrimp, coelacanth

Bird Life – 22 unique bird species including Karthala Scops-owl, Anjouan Scops-owl and Humblot’s Flycatcher

 

Harvard Reference for this page:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2015). Comoros. Available: http://www.naturalhistoryonthenet.com/Facts_Figures/Country_Facts/comoros.htm. Last accessed Monday, July 18, 2016

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