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Information about travelling to Mayotte

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

Facts about Mayotte
Population216,306 (July 2008 est.)
CapitalMamoudzou
Time zoneUTC+3 (8 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)
Location 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.
Languages spoken
Mahorian (a Swahili dialect), French (official language) spoken by 35% of the population
Ethnic division
NA
HIV/AIDS prevalence rate
NA
Climate
tropical; marine; hot, humid, rainy season during northeastern monsoon (November to May); dry season is cooler (May to November)
Resources
NEGL
Economy
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.
Environment
NA

Cities in Mayotte

acoua     bandraboua     bandrele     boueni     chiconi     chirongui     dzaoudzi     koungou     mamoudzou     mtsamboro     ouangani     sada     tsingoni    


Airports in Mayotte
DzaoudziDZA


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