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)
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.
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.
|Acoua||12.6 sq km||5 192 inhab.||2017|
|Bandraboua||32.4 sq km||13 989 inhab.||2017|
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.
|GDP, local currency||2 035||M LCU||2015|
|GDP per capita, local currency||8 661||LCU||2015|
|industry and services||32.4||%||2014|
|marine fishes||1 122||t||2017|
|total catch||1 122||t||2017|
|Number of arrivals||23 000||units||2003|
Social and welfare