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State

Capital

Mayotte*

Mamoutzou

Currency unit

euro

Connections

Comoro

EU

Francophonie

Oceanic

Reunion

 Politics

 Economics

 Green

 Rights

History

Part of the Comoro Islands, but still a French colony as the inhabitants voted to remain with France when the other islands became independent in 1975. However a UN declaration states that Mayotte should be a part of the territory of the Comoros who claim that Mayotte is a natural part of the island group.

Languages

Kiswahili

Arabic

French

 History

 Economics

 Green

 Rights

Politics

The people voted to remain with France. The reason seems to be the influences of the settlers, planters from Reunion. Mayotte is one of two French colonies in the Indian Ocean. The other is Reunion. The territory is an Overseas Territory of France but not (as some of the voters wanted) a Department of Metropolitan France.

The African Union considers it as a colony that ought to belong to the Comoros.

 History

 Politics

 Green

 Rights

Economics

French subsidies mean that there is an attraction for people from the other Comoro Islands to move to the island.

 History

 Politics

 Economics

 Rights

Green/Ecology

3% rate of population growth.

 History

 Politics

 Economics

 Green

Human Rights

Climate effects

Last revised 29/07/07


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