Africa

Comoros profile

  • 21 May 2013
  • From the section Africa
The Comoros islands have few natural resources and its people are heavily dependent on foreign aid
  • Full name: The Union of the Comoros
  • Population: 773,000 (UN, 2012)
  • Capital: Moroni
  • Area: 1,862 sq km (719 sq miles)
  • Major languages: Arabic, French, Comoran (a blend of Swahili and Arabic)
  • Major religion: Islam
  • Life expectancy: 60 years (men), 63 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 Comoran franc = 100 centimes
  • Main exports: Vanilla, cloves, perfume oil, copra
  • GNI per capita: US $770 (World Bank, 2011)
  • Internet domain: .km
  • International dialling code: +269