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Capital:
Moroni
Government:
Federal Presidential Republic
Current Head of Government:
Azali Assoumani
Economy:
  • One of the world’s poorest countries, Comoros is made up of three islands that have inadequate transportation links, a young and rapidly increasing population, and few natural resources.
  • Agriculture, including fishing, hunting, and forestry, contributes 40% to GDP, employs 80% of the labor force, and provides most of the exports.
  • The country is not self-sufficient in food production; rice, the main staple, accounts for the bulk of imports.
Population:
846,281 (2020) (163rd)
Land Size:
2,034 sq km (785 sq miles)
Major Ethnic Groups:
  • Antalote
  • Cafre
  • Makoa
  • Oimatsaha
  • Sakalava
Religions:
  • Sunni Islam: 98%
  • Roman Catholicism: 2%
Languages(s):
  • Arabic (official)
  • French (official)
  • Shikomoro (a blend of Swahili and Arabic)