Guide to COMOROS
COMOROS which official name is Union of the Comoros or Comoros, is a country from Africa located at the Southern Africa, group of islands at the northern mouth of the Mozambique Channel, about two-thirds of the way between northern Madagascar and northern Mozambique. COMOROS is divided in 3 islands and 4 municipalities . COMOROS's capital is Moroni which is the most populated city with about 42,882 inhabitants.
History of COMOROS
COMOROS's government is republic; a Republic with a Executive government type, with President Ahmed Abdallah Sambi as head of state.
Other symbols of COMOROS are Comoran motto " Unité, Justice, Progrès (French, Unity, justice, progress) Comoran anthem "Udzima wa ya Masiwa (The Union of the Great Islands) Comoran flag.Comoran flag is composed by four equal horizontal bands of yellow (top), white, red, and blue with a green isosceles triangle based on the hoist; centered within the triangle is a white crescent with the convex side facing the hoist and four white, five-pointed stars placed vertically in a line between the points of the crescent; the horizontal bands and the four stars represent the four main islands of the archipelago - Mwali, Njazidja, Nzwani, and Mayotte (a territorial collectivity of France, but claimed by Comoros); the crescent, stars, and color green are traditional symbols of Islam .
COMOROS's history is quite long: Comoros has endured 19 coups or attempted coups since gaining independence from France in 1975. In 1997, the islands of Anjouan and Moheli declared independence from Comoros. In 1999, military chief Col. AZALI seized power. He pledged to resolve the secessionist crisis through a confederal arrangement named the 2000 Fomboni Accord. In December 2001, voters approved a new constitution and presidential elections took place in the spring of 2002. Each island in the archipelago elected its own president and a new union president took office in May 2002.
COMOROS has an area of 2,170Km ,with a coastline of 340, this great area is composed by 2,170 sq km of land and 0 sq km of water. Comoran geography is known by it's volcanic islands, interiors vary from steep mountains to low hills . This makes Comoran's land specially proclive to cyclones possible during rainy season (December to April); Le Kartala on Grand Comore is an active volcano.
Guide to travel to COMOROS
If you are thinking on traveling to COMOROS, you will have to take in consideration some points like COMOROS's currency, COMOROS's weather, COMOROS's national holiday and COMOROS's transports.
The first thing you need to know for your travels abroad is country's currency. COMOROS`s currency is called franc ( CF
COMOROS's weather is characterized to be tropical marine; rainy season (November to May). So be sure of choosing the proper date to travel to COMOROS.
You can also consider to visit COMOROS on it's national holiday to get in COMOROS's culture. If you do so, COMOROS's national holiday is called Independence Day, 6 July.
Also, if you like natural wonders, don't forget to visit the highest point of COMOROS: Le Kartala 2,360 m. And try also to get to COMOROS's lowest point: Indian Ocean 0 mBut if you prefer the city, you must visit COMOROS's tallest structure: ( ).
Don't be afraid to take a flight to COMOROS, with more than 4 airports and 0 airlines, you will get to COMOROS without problems. Once there, you can choose the transport type that better fits your needs. COMOROS has about0 of railways, and also0 of roadways, so is a good place for a car trip.
COMOROS is known by Comorans as Union des Comores or Comores in the shortened way. Comoran, about 711,417 people, are composed by different ethnics: Antalote, Cafre, Makoa, Oimatsaha, Sakalava. And they also have different languages: French, Arabic, Comorian.
Another relevant point nowadays it's COMOROS's religion. Comorans are divided in Sunni Muslim 98%, Roman Catholic 2%.
Videos of Comoros
See some viedos of Comoros's places and tourism before choosing your vacations destination.
Latest News of Comoros
|Comoros protests against anti-government plot, mercenary involvement
MORONI (Reuters) - Politicians and civil society groups on the coup-prone Indian Ocean archipelago of Comoros on Saturday protested against an attempt to destabilize the government and warned that people linked to an infamous mercenary were at the heart of the plot. Comoros authorities said there was a conspiracy to undermine the country's rulers and last week arrested around 10 people for ...
|Comoros foreign minister in Kinshasa to discuss coup bid
The foreign minister of the Comoros met Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila Friday to discuss the alleged involvement of Congolese nationals in the Indian Ocean state's latest coup attempt.
|Comoros, DRC discuss coup bid
The foreign minister of the Comoros has met DRCâ€™s President Joseph Kabila to discuss the alleged involvement of Congolese nationals in the Indian Ocean state's latest coup attempt.
|International Criminal Court opens initial probe into Gaza flotilla raid
The War Crimes court prosecutor is obliged to open probe after complaint from the tiny African state of Comoros, to which the Mavi Marmara vessel Israel raided in 2010 was registered. Few preliminary examinations lead to full investigation, let alone trial.
|Powered by Yahoo News|