Union of the Comoros

Motto

“Unité, Justice, Progrès” (french)
“Unity, Justice, Progress”

Anthem

“Udzima wa ya Masiwa” (Comorian)
“The Union of the Great Islands”

Geography

Capital: Moroni (Grande Comore)
Largest City: Moroni
Total area: 2,235 sq km
Climate: Tropical marine, rainy season
Natural resources: Fish
Nearest countries: Mozambique, Tanzania, Madagascar

People and Society

Population: 780,971
Demonym: Comoran
Languages: Arabic (official), French (official),
Shikomoro (official; a blend of Swahili and Arabic) (Comorian)
Ethnic groups: Antalote, Cafre, Makoa, Oimatsaha, Sakalava
Religions: Muslim, Roman Catholic

Government

Independence: 6 July 1975 (from France)
Government type: Republic
Chief of state: Ikililou DHOININE (since 2011)

Economy

Currency: Comorian franc
Exports: Vanilla, ylang-ylang (perfume essence), cloves
Industries: Fishing, tourism, perfume distillation

Tourism and Attraction

Mayotte Lagoon
Mount Karthala
Moheli Marine Park
Saziley National Park
The Nouvelle Mosquee de Vendredi

Sources:
Info on Comoros
The World Factbook