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Mayotte

Background

Mayotte

Mayotte was ceded to France along with the other islands of the Comoros group in 1843. It was the only island in the archipelago that voted in 1974 to retain its link with France and forego independence. In March 2009, Mayotte voted overwhelmingly to become France's 101st department - and fifth overseas department - a change scheduled to become official in 2011.

About

Mayotte is a French island in the Indian Ocean off East Africa between Madagascar and Mozambique.

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MayotteHOTEL AND RESIDENCE MAHARAJAH 

Rue du Commerce
Dzaoudzi
Mamoudzou 97600
Mayotte

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Mayotte

Capital
Mamoudzou
Location

Southern Indian Ocean, island in the Mozambique Channel, about half way between northern Madagascar and northern Mozambique

Geographic coordinates

12 50 S, 45 10 E

Area comparative

slightly more than twice the size of Washington, DC

Coastline

185.2 km

Climate

tropical; marine; hot, humid, rainy season during northeastern monsoon (November to May); dry season is cooler (May to November)

Terrain

generally undulating, with deep ravines and ancient volcanic peaks

Lowest point

Indian Ocean 0 m

Highest point

Mlima Benara 660 m

Natural resources

NEGL

Population

231,139 (July 2010 est.)

Ethnic groups

NA

Religions

Muslim 97%, Christian (mostly Roman Catholic) 3%

Languages

Mahorian (a Swahili dialect), French (official language) spoken by 35% of the population

Government type

NA

Independence

none (territorial overseas collectivity of France)

National holiday

Bastille Day, 14 July (1789)

Chief of state

President Nicolas SARKOZY (since 16 May 2007); represented by Prefect Hubert DERACHE (since 22 July 2009)

Head of government

President of the General Council Ahmed Attoumani DOUCHINA (since March 2008)

Internet country code

.yt

Airports

1 (2010)

Ports and terminals

Dzaoudzi

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