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   Comoros

Introduction:
Comoros has endured 19 coups or attempted coups since gaining independence from France in 1975. In 1997, the islands of Anjouan and Moheli declared independence from Comoros. In 1999, military chief Col. AZALI seized power. He pledged to resolve the secessionist crisis through a confederal arrangement named the 2000 Fomboni Accord. In December 2001, voters approved a new constitution and presidential elections took place in the spring of 2002. Each island in the archipelago elected its own president and a new union president took office in May 2002.


Official name: Union of the Comoros
Capital: name: Moroni
geographic coordinates: 11 42 S, 43 14 E
time difference: UTC+3 (8 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)
Government type: republic
Population: 711,417 (July 2007 est.)
Languages: Arabic (official), French (official), Shikomoro (a blend of Swahili and Arabic)
Official Currency: Comoros Franc (KMF)
Currency code: KMF
Area: total: 2,170 sq km
land: 2,170 sq km
water: 0 sq km
Climate: tropical marine; rainy season (November to May)


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Government and Political Conditions
Historical Highlights
Foreign Relations
Relations with U.S.





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