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Located in the Indian Ocean the African country of Comoros is formed by four main islands of Grande Comore, Moheli, Anjouan and Mayotte as well as several smaller islets. Mayotte is a disputed island which is still governed by France. Characterized by political instability, the former French colony is one of world’s least populated countries. A large proportion of the population still lives in poverty.
The country has witnessed over 20 coups or attempted coups sine its independence from France. Cloves, vanilla and perfume essence are the chief exports from the country. Islam is the major religion of the archipelago.
Grande Comore is home to the capital Moroni that also happens to be the largest city in the country.
Remittances sent home by Comorans living abroad play an important in the country’s economy.
A town in the northwest of Grande Comore, Mitsamiouli is home to a number of white sandy beaches that are favourite with those who are desirous of enjoying diving.
Surrounded by coral reefs the French governed island of Mayotte is home to some stunning beaches where you can indulge in various water sports including scuba-diving.
Moroni, the charming capital of Comoros, is known for some beautiful mosques including the Friday Mosque, the top of which commands panoramic views of the town and the surroundings.
Mutsamudu, the second largest city in Comoros, is built in Swahili-Shirazi style. Situated on the Anjouan Island, The city is Comoros’s most evocative destinations. A major seaport, it is a land of abundant vegetation.
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Mount Karthala, at 2,360 m, is of the highest point in Comoros. Located on Njazidja island, formerly known as Grande Comore, it is one of the most active volcanoes of the world and its crater is one of the largest in the world. The adventurous soul should from far and wide make a climb to the top of Mount Karthala to descend into the crater.
Parc Marin de Mohéli
One of the most wonderful marine parks in the world, the Parc Marin de Mohéli is located on Mohéli, the smallest of the Comoros Islands. Mohéli is a place of rare natural beauty. A cynosure for the eco-tourists, the park serves as the nesting ground of turtles. You can also spot the dolphins and whales. Needless to say large numbers of nature lovers are attracted to Mohéli for its picturesque landscape and animals.
Galawa Beach on Grande Comore island is endowed with stunning beauty and unspoilt elegance. With its amazing coral reefs, the island attracts water adventurers and divers of every age. Chomoni, Bouni, and Planet Plage Once and Itsandra are other beaches of Comoros.
Located on Grande Comore, this fishing village of Itsandra is known for a beautiful beach where you will find ample opportunities to enjoy the traditional dances performed by the local populace. Itsandra once served as capital of Grande Comore and teems with royal tombs. Here you can also find a 17th century fort.