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Comoros Geography

Comoros's Information

Flag of Comoros
Land Area 2,235 km2
Total Area 2,235km2 (#168)
Population 794,678 (#162)
Population Density 355.56/km2
Government Type Federal Presidential Republic
GDP (PPP) $1.26 Billion
GDP Per Capita $1,500
Currency Franc (KMF)

Volcanic in origin, the Comoros islands evoke a rugged and windswept look.

Grand Comore (Njazidja), the largest island, is an irregular plateau anchored by two volcanoes. The land rises to the island's highest point - the active crater of Mount Kartala, a large, gently sloping volcano in the shape of a flattened dome and built almost exclusively of lava flows.

Anjouan (Nzwani,) the second largest island is a similar lava plateau with three volcanic mountain chains.

Moheli (Mwali) has a smaller, central mountain chain, with some rain forests. The ancient lava flows here eroded over time into a series of valleys, punctuated by small rivers (streams).

Mayotte, the oldest of the islands, has also dramatically eroded over time, and is well-watered by a series of small streams.

Njesuthi is the highest point of the Comoros at 11,181 ft. (3,408 m); the lowest is the Indian Ocean (0 m).

This page was last updated on September 29, 2015.

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