Comoros

Comoros is a country on the continent of Africa

Comoros is a group of islands off the east coast of Africa. These islands are believed to be the first place of contact between Asian and African people. The islands were inhabited by a variety of people over centuries and were first discovered by Europeans in 1505. The Portuguese were the first Europeans to visit the islands, but the French colonized them in 1841. Comoros became an independent country on July 6, 1975. In its short history, it has had many unstable years and a lot of civil unrest. This improved in 2001 when a new constitution gave each island more power to govern its own people.

National Flag

The National Flag of Comoros was officially adopted on December 23, 2001. The four stripes on the flag represent the four islands that make up the nation. The four stars also symbolize the four islands, and the crescent stands for Islam.

Geography

The Comoros archipelago consists of four islands located in the Indian Ocean. It is located between Madagascar and the southeast African mainland. The four islands are of volcanic origin and are surrounded by coral reefs.

 

World Land Mass Ranking: 179th

 

Highest Mountain: Mount Karthala, 2,361 m (7,746 ft)

 

Longest River: There are no major rivers in Comoros

Main Languages

Comorian, French, Arabic, Swahili and Malagasy

Chad Population: 851,000 (as of 2019)
Capital City: Moroni

Capital City Population: 54,000 million (as of 2011)

Climate

The climate of Comoros is tropical, and it is warm year-round. There is a hot and rainy season from December to April and a relatively cool and dry season from May to November. Coastal areas have seasonal cyclones from January to April.

Key People

  • Cuisine

    The cuisine of Comoros is influenced by Arab and French Cuisines, creating a blend of European classics mixed with Middle Eastern and African twists. The islands have a bounty of seafood, and the national dish is Lobster a la Vanille, which is Lobster boiled in a rich vanilla sauce. Many fresh fruits can be found on the islands, including avocado, pineapple, jackfruit, and banana. Kebabs, rice, and goat meat are all popular foods in Comoros. The food in Comoros is very flavorful, as it is seasoned with local spices like cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, and nutmeg.

    The picture is a picture of  Lobster a la Vanille.

  • Sports

    A wide variety of sports and activities are popular in Comoros. Many of these sports, including cycling, swimming, track and field, and tennis, were introduced to Comoros during the period of French colonialism. The most popular sport in Comoros is football, closely followed by basketball. Snorkeling and Scuba diving are also popular in Comoros since the country is home to one of the world’s biggest coral atolls.

     

    The picture is a picture of the the Comoros national football team.

  • Culture

    The culture of Comoros is a mixture of French, Arab, and African influences. Islam is the state religion of Comoros, and 98% of the population is Islam. Almost all Comorians belong to the Shafi’i madhhab of Sunni Islam. Performing arts, including music and dance, are an important part of Comorian cuisine. Local artisans are known for their skills in basketry, sculpture, embroidery, jewelry, and pottery.

     

    The picture is a picture of villagers in Bangwa Kuuni, Ngazidja.

     

    Comoros is a beautiful country with wonderful people.

     

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10 facts about Comoros

  1. Comoros is the world’s second-largest producer of Vanilla.
  2. The life expectancy in Comoros is 64 years.
  3. Most Comorians farm and fish for a living.
  4. Mount Karthala has erupted 20 times since the 19th century.
  5. The official name of Comoros is the Union of the Comoros.
  6. Comoros is the world’s largest producer of Ylang-Ylang.
  7. 146 species of birds are found in Comoros.
  8. The literacy rate in Comoros is 49.2%.
  9. The coastline of the islands combined is 340 km in length.
  10. The national bird is the Comoros Blue Pidgeon.

 

Q&A Corner

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7. What is the World Land Mass ranking of Comoros? +
8. In what year did Europeans discover Comoros? +
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