Area: 374.3 sq km
Population: 270 372 inhab. (estimate 2019)
Density: 722.34 inhab./sq km
Coordinates: lat. 13° S; long. 45° E
Capital: Dzaoudzi (chief town) 17 831 inhab. (2017);
Currency: euro (100 cents)

Mayotte

Mayotte, Mahoré
Useful information

GMT  +3
DST  not applied


Politics and current affairs

An overseas region and department of Metropolitan France, Mayotte is governed by a General Council and is represented in Paris by a deputy and two senators. Formerly a French overseas collectivity (departmental since 2001), in the referendum of 2009 its status was changed to become an overseas region and department from 2011 onwards.
In 1975 the population refused to be associated with the other Comoros Islands in their declaration of independence (Union of Comoros). It is claimed by the Comoros.

Geography.
Mayotte consists of two main islands (Grande-Terre and Petite-Terre) and other smaller islets situated in the Indian Ocean, off Mozambique, in the southernmost part of the Comoros Archipelago.
It is of volcanic origin, with a tropical climate.

Administrative division

Administrative division
CommuneAREAINHABITANTSYEAR
Acoua12.6 sq km5 192 inhab.2017
Bandraboua32.4 sq km13 989 inhab.2017
Cities
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Dzaoudzi17 831inhab.2017
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Population

Demographic statistics
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Birth rate39.22017
Death rate2.92017
Religions
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Muslim95%2012
other3.1%2012


Languages
DESCRIPTION
French
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Economy


Economy.
The economy is based on coffee, vanilla, ylang-ylang, sugar cane and cinnamon plantations, as well as livestock farming. The only industry is the construction industry.

Economy - General data
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
GDP, local currency2 035M LCU2015
GDP per capita, local currency8 661LCU2015
Employment by economic activity
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
agriculture67.6%2014
industry and services32.4%2014
GDP by economic activity
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
agriculture5%2015
industry10.1%2015
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Agriculture

Land use
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
arable land32.51%2015
forests15.56%2015
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Forests-Livestock-Fishing

Forestry
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
timber26 6502017
Fishing
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
marine fishes1 122t2017
total catch1 122t2017
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Trade

Merchandise Export
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
20067.4M US$ -
20056.4M US$ -
Merchandise Import
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
2006365M US$ -
2005309M US$ -
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Tourism

International Tourism
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Number of arrivals23 000units2003
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Communications

Communication - Transport
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Motor vehicles8 213units1998
Roads227km2013
Communication - Media and telecommunication
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Mobiles284per 1000 pop.2008
Ratio of mobile to fixed telephone lines6.698units2016
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Social and welfare

Social statistics - Diseases
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Malaria27cases2016
Other social indicators
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Deforestation2.86%2010-15
Forests15.56%2015
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