Where is Comoros?

Located in Southern Africa, Comoros is an island nation. It has a 340.00 km coastline. Comoros claims that French-administered Mayotte belongs to them, and challenges both France's and Madagascar's claims to Banc du Geyser.

Comoros is an African country covering 2,235.00 km2. This makes it the 27th smallest country in the world and slightly more than 12 times the size of Washington, DC. Its geographic coordinates are 12 10 S, 44 15 E and Moroni is the capital city.

The name of the country derives from the Arabic designation "Juzur al Qamar", which means "Islands of the Moon".

Its ISO code is KM.


Comoros has a mean elevation of 0 m above sea level.

It has a tropical marine climate with a rainy season from November to May. Its terrain consists of volcanic islands, while the interior is host to steep mountains and low hills.


Comoros has a population of 794,678 making it the 162nd largest in the world.

Arabic, French and Shikomoro are official languages. Majority ethnic groups include Antalote, Cafre, Makoa, Oimatsaha, and Sakalava. The majority religion is Sunni Muslim.

The dialing code for the country is 269.


Comoros is an independent country. It gained independence from France in 1975. Its constitution was last ratified in 2001.


Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, Comoros's GDP is $1,259,000,000.00 (USD) with $1,500.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 199th largest economy and its citizens the 207th richest in the world. The currency of Comoros is the Franc (KMF).

Its major export partners are India, France, Germany, and Saudi Arabia. Its main exports are vanilla, ylang-ylang and cloves. Its major import partners are China, Pakistan, and France. Its major imports include rice and other foodstuffs, consumer goods, and petroleum products.

This page was last modified on December 15th, 2017