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About Comoros in detail
Where is Comoros?
Comoros, in case if you are looking on the map under the Coordinates 11 42 S 43 14 E otherwise in Africa, in Southern Africa, group of islands at the northern mouth of the Mozambique Channel, about two-thirds of the way between northern Madagascar and northern Mozambique.
What is the capital of Comoros?
The capital city of Comoros is: Moroni.
What is the time in Moroni?
It is 8 hours ahead of Washington DC during Standard Time, the timezone of Moroni is: UTC+3.
What is the Internet code for Comoros?
The Top Level Domain (TLD) for Comoros is: .km
What is the size of Comoros?
The territory of Comoros is total: 2,235 sq km; land: 2,235 sq km, water: 0 sq km.
If we want to describe the size of the territory of Comoros is slightly more than 12 times the size of Washington, DC.
If we would like to walk around and discover Comoros, we can do that by covering the distance of 0 km.
What is the water coverage of Comoros?
We have mentioned already on this website, that what percentage of Comoros is covered by water (see below), and this includes 340 km coastline.
What is the climate like in Comoros?
The climate of Comoros is tropical marine: rainy season (November to May).
Geographical data of Comoros
The elevation of Comoros; mean elevation: N/A, elevation extremes; lowest point: Indian Ocean 0 m, highest point: Karthala 2,360 m.
The typical geographical details of Comoros include volcanic islands, interiors vary from steep mountains to low hills.
If we would like to describe the countries location from a different point of view, it is safe to say, and easy to read from a map, Comoros is important location at northern end of Mozambique Channel.
Resources and land use of Comoros
The country’s main mined products are fish. The population partly uses the earlier highlighted land territory and partly left in its natural state: agricultural land: 84.4%; arable land 46.7%; permanent crops 29.6%; permanent pasture 8.1%; forest: 1.4%; other: 14.2% (2011 estimate).
Population data of Comoros
The number of inhabitants of Comoros is 794,678 (July 2016 estimate).
If we examine the proportion of population distribution, it is safe to say that N/A.
If we are looking at the proportion of the urbanized and barely populated areas, these are the figures: urban population: 28.3% of total population (2015).
Most of the population in Comoros is concentrated in MORONI (capital) 56,000 (2014).
Ethnicity in Comoros
According to ethnicity details, the ethnic groups in this country are the following: Antalote, Cafre, Makoa, Oimatsaha, Sakalava.
Spoken languages in Comoros
The spoken languages in Comoros are the following: Arabic (official language), French (official language), Shikomoro (official language; a blend of Swahili and Arabic) (Comorian).
What are the most important religions in Comoros?
During the general census, researchers examine the churches, according to this: Sunni Muslim 98%, Roman Catholic 2%note: Islam is the state religion.
Further population data of Comoros
The proportion of gender and age tells a lot about the society as follows 0-14 years: 40.1% (male 158,809 / female 159,840) 15-24 years: 19.23% (male 73,947 / female 78,831) 25-54 years: 32.58% (male 122,936 / female 135,962) 55-64 years: 4.21% (male 14,850 / female 18,611) 65 years and over: 3.89% (male 14,321 / female 16,571) (2016 estimate). It also a significant factor in a society the population growth rate, which in the case of Comoros is 1.71% (2016 estimate).
The population growth rate is based on two elements, the birth, and the death rate. In Comoros the birth rate is 26.9 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate), the death rate 7.4 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).
In this day and age in the developed societies, the first child borns later compared to the previous centuries and decades, so the childbearing is extended. In Comoros the average age of mothers at the first childbirth is .
In the best case scenario despite the fact that the birth of the children is postponed, the parents are still able to see their kids grow as the life expectancy is also extended. In the case of Comoros, these figures are . With the introduction of modern medicine, the vaccinations and the proper hygienic conditions, the infant mortality rate is in a steep decline. The infant mortality statistics in Comoros are the following: . Relevant data is the budget of healthcare, which is in the case of this country is 6.7% of GDP (2014).
Economic data of Comoros
If we would like to describe a country, we also have to mention its economy; One of the world's poorest countries, Comoros is made up of three islands that are hampered by inadequate transportation links, a young and rapidly increasing population, and few natural resources. The low educational level of the labor force contributesAuthorities are negotiating with the IMF for triennial program assistance. The government - which is racked by internal political disputes - is struggling to provide basic services, upgrade education and technical training, privatize commercial and indust.
GDP is an important figure as all the relevant calculations and statistics are based on it. GDP in Comoros is $622 million (2015 estimate).
An another important indicator is the rate of the GDP growth, which in Comoros is 2.2% (2016 estimate) 1% (2015 estimate) 2% (2014 estimate).
These statistics are affecting the world economy, remember in 2015 when the Chinese real GDP growth rate was worse than expected; The world markets fall, and the Chinese stock exchange was temporally suspended.
A further major factor of a country’s economy, the GDP per capita. In Comoros this is $1,500 (2016 estimate) $1,500 (2015 estimate) $1,600 (2014 estimate).
In the case of the economy, the Trinity is in common places, such as agriculture, industry, and services.
What are the agricultural products Comoros produces?
The main agricultural products of Comoros are vanilla, cloves, ylang-ylang (perfume essence), coconuts, bananas, cassava (manioc).
Regarding the economy, the important segments are fishing, tourism, perfume distillation. The crucial and regularly mentioned GDP is based on fishing, tourism, perfume distillation.
Drinking water source in Comoros
It is important to mention, that - thanks to the development of the infrastructure -, the rate of potable water improved: urban: 92.6% of population, rural: 89.1% of population, total: 90.1% of population. Unimproved: urban: 7.4% of population, rural: 10.9% of population, total: 9.9% of population (2015 estimate).
Average number of childbirth in Comoros
In Comoros the average number of childbirth is 3.47 children born / woman (2016 estimate).
Population, median age, migration, and citizenship in Comoros
The average age of the population is total: 19.6 years; male: 19 years, female: 20.2 years (2016 estimate). The age of adulthood varies in every country of the world in Comoros it is 18 years of age, universal.
In this age when we are experiencing an unprecedented scale of migration and globalization, it is an important factor the number of new coming immigrants. In Comoros is -2.5 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate). It is important to know, how to apply for citizenship: citizenship by birth: no. Citizenship by descent only: at least one parent must be a citizen of the Comoros. Dual citizenship recognized: no. Residency requirement for naturalization: 10 years.
Is Comoros a safe destination? Healthcare services and contagious diseases in Comoros
Many of the travelers are looking into the healthcare services and contagious diseases of their destinations. In Comoros density of the hospital beds is 2.2 beds / 1,000 population (2006).
According to WHO rating regarding contagious diseases in Comoros the N/A.
However, the HIV is not curable but maintainable. Let’s do not forget when the disease surfaced it was a world threatening condition. Unfortunately, in some countries, it is still very high the number of infected patients and fatalities as a result of the disease.
In Comoros the number of HIV/AIDS deaths: .
Regarding tourism the obesity, not an important issue, but we have to mention among the health statistics, as it is the plague of the 20th and the 21st century. The rate obese adults in Comoros is 5.8% (2014).
What are the natural hazards Comoros? Is there any?
The most known natural risks in Comoros are cyclones possible during rainy season (December to April); volcanic activity on Grand Comorevolcanism: Karthala (elev. 2,361 m) on Grand Comore Island last erupted in 2007; a 2005 eruption forced thousands of people to be evacuated and produced a large ash cloud.
More interesting facts about Comoros
A few words about the past, as every country and society its connected to its history; The archipelago of the Comoros in the Indian Ocean, composed of the islands of Mayotte, Anjouan, Moheli, and Grand Comore declared independence from France on 6 July 1975. France did not recognize the independence of Mayotte, which remains under French administration. Since independence, Comoros has endured political instability through realized and attempted coups. In 1997, the islands of Anjouan and Moheli declared independence from Comoros. In 1999, military chief Col. AZALI Assoumani seized power of the entire government in a bloodless coup; he initiated the 2000 Fomboni Accords, a power-sharing agreement in which the federal presidency rotates among the three islands, and each island maintains its local government. AZALI won the 2002 federal presidential election as president from Grand Comore Island, and each island in the archipelago elected its president. AZALI stepped down in 2006 and President SAMBI was elected to office as president from Anjouan. In 2007, Mohamed BACAR effected Anjouan's de-facto secession from the Union of Comoros, refusing to step down when Comoros' other islands held legitimate elections in July. The African Union (AU) initially attempted to resolve the political crisis by applying sanctions and a naval blockade to Anjouan, but in March 2008 the AU and Comoran soldiers seized the island. The island's inhabitants generally welcomed the move. In May 2011, Ikililou DHOININE won the presidency in peaceful elections widely deemed to be free and fair. Former President AZALI Assoumani was declared the winner of the closely contested 2016 presidential election..
In every nation's memory, there are cornerstones that placed the country on the timeline of history. The date of declaration of independence of Comoros: 6 July 1975 (from France).
The flag and other symbols of Comoros
The colors, symbols, and animals on the flag usually have a historical background or related to an important milestone or memory of the nation.
This case is not an exception either, four equal horizontal bands of yellow (top), white, red, and blue, with a green isosceles triangle based on the hoist; centered within the triangle is a white crescent with the convex side facing the hoist and four white, five-pointed stars placed vertically in a line between the points of the crescent; the horizontal bands and the four stars represent the four main islands of the archipelago - Mwali, N'gazidja, Ndzuwani, and Mahore (Mayotte - department of France, but claimed by Comoros). Note: the crescent, stars, and color green are traditional symbols of Islam.
Apart from the flag, the symbol of the national unity is the national anthem. The main purpose of the anthem is to share the nation's core values, endeavors, and the patriotic feelings.
National symbols of Comoros: four stars and crescent; national colors: green, white.
Constitution of Comoros
The existence of the nation based on the constitution. Some constitutions knew around the world, like the U.S. Constitution that accepted on 17th of September 1787, in Philadelphia, the Constitution of United States of America.
It is not related to the declaration of independence that was stolen by Nicolas Cage in the movie National Treasure 🙂
What is the legal system of Comoros?
Most of the times the legal system of a country is in the focus of lawyers. It is a common fact that there are two main approaches in the world, “the law in books” and “the law in action.”
In the Anglo-Saxon world, the practice is the “law in action” while in the rest of the world where the law based on Roman law, the “law in books.”
The legal system of Comoros is mixed legal system of Islamic religious law, the French civil code of 1975, and customary law.
It was Aristotle, who founded the theory of 3 separations of powers. In his view, these are the council of public affairs, the magistrates, and the justice system. In the age of enlightenment was the time when terminologies have been defined, the way we still use them. In most of the democratic countries, the three authorities are separated from each other. In dictatorships, the authorities are usually interwoven in one hand.
About the legislative branch of Comoros, we can highlight the following structures unicameral Assembly of the Union (33 seats; 24 members elected by absolute majority vote in 2 rounds if needed and 9 members indirectly selected by island assemblies; members serve 5-year terms)elections: last held on 25 January and 22 February 2015 (next to be held in 2020)election results: percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - UPDC 8, PJ 7, RDC 2, CRC 2, RADHI 1, PEC 1, independents 3; note - in addition 9 seats will be filled by nominations from the 3 island assemblies.
About the unemployment rate, labor force, and poverty line in Comoros
One of the major problems of the 21st-century economy is the unemployment. Governments are struggling to maintain a low level of the unemployment rate, but as a result of automation, the cheap 3rd world labor and the outsourcing of workflow, these attempts are failing. In Comoros the labor force is 245,200 (2013 estimate). Please bear in mind that the population in Comoros is total: 61.8 deaths / 1,000 live births; male: 72.2 deaths / 1,000 live births, female: 51 deaths / 1,000 live births (2016 estimate) - as we already mentioned above.
The rate of unemployment in Comoros is 6.5% (2014 estimate).
It is widely known that the gap between the rich and poor is widening on an enormous scale.
According to the 2017 shocking Oxfam report, the richest eight people’s fortune is equal to the fortune of the poorest half of the world's population.
In Comoros, the income of the households and consumption compared to the entire population: lowest 10%: 0.9% highhest 10%: 55.2% (2004).
Another widely used indicator is the so-called GINI index, which measures the inequalities of statistical dispersion, but mainly used for measuring the sharing of income and fortune.
The GINI index is named after its founder Corrado Gini an Italian economist. Gini index has grades between 0-1, but often it is used on a percentage basis. It is 0 if the examined criteria territorial distribution is equal. It is one if the criteria is concentrated on the territory. In Comoros the GINI index is N/A.
The states usually set up a poverty line, which is more or less is a subjective measure. It varies by country its base is often the minimum pension, the incomes of the poorest 20 percent, the X percent of income per capita Etc.
In Comoros the people living under the poverty line is lowest 10%: 0.9% highhest 10%: 55.2% (2004).
About the budget and central governments debt of Comoros
Available budget mainly defines the state's economy. The budget of Comoros is; revenues: $165 million, expenditures: $185.5 million (2016 estimate). Taxes and other revenues are 26.5% of GDP (2016 estimate).
The budget deficit (Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)) is .
The fiscal year in Comoros is calendar year.
In country’s economy, we have to consider the public debt. Public debt is the consolidated sum of the state local, federal and central governments debt.
Inflation rate and prime lending rate in Comoros
A few further interesting and important economic data are the fallowing; Inflation rate: 1.2% (2016 estimate), 1.3% (2015 estimate) and the rate of the Commercial bank prime lending rate: 10.5% (31 December 2016 estimate).
Export/import partners and data of Comoros
Comoros, with the export of products, industrial tools, and other services, generates revenue. The export value in Comoros is: $19.2 million (2016 estimate), $18.9 million (2015 estimate). The total revenue of these activities: vanilla, ylang-ylang (perfume essence), cloves.
The most important imported products are: rice and other foodstuffs, consumer goods, petroleum products, cement and construction materials, transport equipment, and the countries from where the import is coming: China 18.9%, Pakistan 16.2%, France 14.7%, UAE 11.3%, India 6.3% (2015).
Renewable energies used in Comoros
As an attempt to suppress the pollution of the environment, renewable energies has to replace the fossil energy. The more the proportion of renewable energies in a country means more effort against the pollution. Comoros, the indicator of how much of country’s produced energy is coming from hydroelectric source is 4.5% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
To indicate how much another renewable energy is produced is the 0% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
Telecommunication data of Comoros, calling code
To maintain the economy, the development of a reliable and modern telecommunications infrastructure is crucial. We can say the following about Comoros; sparse system of microwave radio relay and HF radiotelephone communication stationsdomestic: fixed-line connections only about 3 per 100 persons; mobile cellular usage over 50 per 100 personsinternational: country code - 269; landing point for the EASSy fiber-optic submarine cable system connecting East Africa with Europe and North America; HF radiotelephone communications to Madagascar and Reunion (2015).
Transport infrastructure in Comoros
In the 21st century, we often say that the world has become small and there are no distances anymore. With widespread air travel when (sometimes) there are no visa restrictions, it is easy to reach other countries, but in case the distance is not too long, we can also use railway or water transportation.
The number of airports in Comoros: 4 (2013), and the number of heliports: N/A.
The total length of the roadways in Comoros: total: 880 km, paved: 673 km, unpaved: 207 km (2002).
The total length of the waterways in Comoros: N/A.
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Facts about Comoros
Name of the country: conventional long form: Union of the Comoros, conventional short form: Comoros, local long form: Udzima wa Komori (Comorian); Union des Comores (French); Jumhuriyat al Qamar al Muttahidah (Arabic), local short form: Komori (Comorian); Comores (French); Juzur al Qamar (Arabic), etymology: name derives from the Arabic designation "Juzur al Qamar" meaning "Islands of the Moon".
|Abbrevation: Comoros||Geographic coordinates:
12 10 S, 44 15 E
|Capital of Comoros: Moroni||GPS of the Capital:
11 42 S 43 14 E
|Position: Southern Africa, group of islands at the northern mouth of the Mozambique Channel, about two-thirds of the way between northern Madagascar and northern Mozambique|
|Land area: total: 2,235 sq km; land: 2,235 sq km, water: 0 sq km||Terrain: volcanic islands, interiors vary from steep mountains to low hills
||Area comparative: slightly more than 12 times the size of Washington, DC|
|Population: 794,678 (July 2016 estimate)||Population grow rate: 1.71% (2016 estimate)||Sex ratio: at birth: 1.03 male(s) / female, 0-14 years: 0.99 male(s) / female, 15-24 years: 0.94 male(s) / female, 25-54 years: 0.9 male(s) / female, 55-64 years: 0.8 male(s) / female, 65 years and over: 0.88 male(s) / female, total population: 0.94 male(s) / female, (2016 estimate)|
|Exports: $19.2 million (2016 estimate), $18.9 million (2015 estimate)||Imports: $191.2 million (2016 estimate), $195.9 million (2015 estimate)||Import partners: China 18.9%, Pakistan 16.2%, France 14.7%, UAE 11.3%, India 6.3% (2015)|
|Urbanization: urban population: 28.3% of total population (2015)||Major urban area(s): MORONI (capital) 56,000 (2014)||Median age: total: 19.6 years; male: 19 years, female: 20.2 years (2016 estimate)
|Internet users: total: 58,000. Percent of population: 7.5% (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (fixed lines): total subscriptions: 24,000. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 3 (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (mobile, cellular): total: 422,000. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 54 (July 2015 estimate)|
|Unemployment rate: 6.5% (2014 estimate)||Nationality: Comoran(s) adjective: Comoran||National holidays: Independence Day, 6 July (1975)|
|Life expectancy at birth: total population: 64.2 years. Male: 61.9 years, female: 66.6 years (2016 estimate)||Total fertility rate: 3.47 children born / woman (2016 estimate)||Birthrate: 26.9 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)|
|Literacy: age 15 and over can read and write. Total population: 77.8%; male: 81.8%, female: 73.7% (2015 estimate)||Legal system: mixed legal system of Islamic religious law, the French civil code of 1975, and customary law||Suffrage: 18 years of age, universal|
|Industries: fishing, tourism, perfume distillation||Industrial production growth rate: 0.5% (2016 estimate)||GDP real growth rate: 2.2% (2016 estimate) 1% (2015 estimate) 2% (2014 estimate)|
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