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   Mayotte

Introduction:
Mayotte was ceded to France along with the other islands of the Comoros group in 1843. It was the only island in the archipelago that voted in 1974 to retain its link with France and forego independence.


Official name: Territorial Collectivity of Mayotte
Capital: name: Mamoudzou
geographic coordinates: 12 46 S, 45 13 E
time difference: UTC+3 (8 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)
Government type: NA
Population: 208,783 (July 2007 est.)
Languages: Mahorian (a Swahili dialect), French (official language) spoken by 35% of the population
Official Currency: Euro (EUR)

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Currency code: EUR
Area: total: 374 sq km
land: 374 sq km
water: 0 sq km
Climate: tropical; marine; hot, humid, rainy season during northeastern monsoon (November to May); dry season is cooler (May to November)


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