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Interesting Facts about Comoros

Comoros Interesting Facts

Comoros, officially the Union of the Comoros, is a country in Africa. Here are some interesting facts about Comoros:

  • The Comoros flag was officially adopted on December 23, 2001.
  • Comoros is referred to as the "Perfume Isles" because of its fragrant plant life, especially that of the ylang-ylang flower.
  • Comoros is the world's largest producer of ylang-ylang, which forms the basis of the famous Chanel No. 5 perfume.
  • The Comoros were granted autonomy in 1961, and following a referendum, the islands became independent in 1975.
  • One of 27 nations, Comoros lacks even a single UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • The 2,361m (7,746ft) tall Karthala volcano, one of the most active in the world, is located on the island of Grande Comore.
  • The Arabic phrase "Juzur al Qamar," which translates to "Islands of the Moon", is the source of the name Comoros.
  • By both size and population, Comoros is the fourth-smallest nation in Africa.
  • The main exports in Comoros are cloves, vanilla, and essential oils used in perfumery.
  • In addition to approximately 500 endemic plant species, Comoros is home to a wide variety of endemic animal species, including 21 species of birds, nine species of reptiles, and two species of fruit bats.
  • Comoros is a nation made up of three different islands - Ngazidja (Grande Comore), Mwali (Mohéli), and Ndzuani (Anjouan) are the names of these islands.
  • France is the nation that borders the Comoro Islands closest.
  • The Comorian, French, and Arabic languages are the 3 official languages of Comoros.
  • Islam is the main religion in the Comoros. In fact, it's estimated that 99% of people follow it.
  • The Comorian franc (KMF) is the currency used in the Comoro Islands.
  • Ngazidja, the largest island, is home to the capital of the Comoros.
  • Every nation has an official name, and the Union of Comoros is what Comoros' official name is.
  • Between Madagascar and the eastern coast of Africa, in the Indian Ocean, lies Comoros.
  • Melanesian and Polynesian settlers are thought to have been the first people to settle in the Comoros.
  • Five hundred (500) officers make up the whole Comoros police force. Additionally, a tiny standing army exists.
  • Comoros is a country located in the Indian Ocean, off the eastern coast of Africa. It consists of three major islands and several smaller islands. Comoros shares maritime borders with Mozambique. Although Comoros does not share a land border with any country, it is located close to the Madagascar.

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