Facts about Mayotte
|Population||216,306 (July 2008 est.)|
|Time zone||UTC+3 (8 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)|
Southern Indian Ocean, island in the Mozambique Channel, about half way between northern Madagascar and northern Mozambique
General info about 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.
Mahorian (a Swahili dialect), French (official language) spoken by 35% of the population
HIV/AIDS prevalence rate
tropical; marine; hot, humid, rainy season during northeastern monsoon (November to May); dry season is cooler (May to November)
Economic activity is based primarily on the agricultural sector, including fishing and livestock raising. Mayotte is not self-sufficient and must import a large portion of its food requirements, mainly from France. The economy and future development of the island are heavily dependent on French financial assistance, an important supplement to GDP. Mayotte's remote location is an obstacle to the development of tourism.
Cities in Mayotteacoua bandraboua bandrele boueni chiconi chirongui dzaoudzi koungou mamoudzou mtsamboro ouangani sada tsingoni