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Unity, Justice, Progress

 

General


Population: 794,683 (2011)
Land Area: 2,170 sq km
Natural Resources: No major resources
Capital: Moroni
Political System: Republic
State Leader: Ahmed Abdallah Sambi (2006)
Languages: Arabic, French, Shikomoro
Currency: Comoran Franc (2000)
Major Religions: Sunni Muslim 98%, Roman Catholic 2%
Major Ethnicities: Antalote, Cafre, Makoa, Oimatsaha, Sakalava
Life Expectancy: 64.2 years (2011)

Economy


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 557 million (2010)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 789.4 million (2010)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 1,000 (2010)
GDP Growth Rate: 1.7% (2010)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 40%, Industry 4%, Services 56% (2001)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 80%, Industry and Services 20% (1996)
Industries: Fishing, tourism, perfume distillation
Agriculture Products: Vanilla, cloves, ylang-ylang, perfume essences, copra, coconuts, bananas, cassava
Human Development Index: 0.433 (163rd)
Tourism Revenue: 15 million (2000)
Unemployment Rate: 20% (1996)

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Army Size: NA
Budget: 2.8% of GDP (2006)

Current Situation

 

The Comoros islands are located in the Indian Ocean, they are bordered by Madagascar and Mozambique. The Comoros has been marked with several 'coups d'états'. The Comoros economy is largely based around the primary sector.

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Sources

CIA World Factbook: Comoros
Wikipedia: Comoros
http://hdrstats.undp.org/en/countries/profiles/COM.html

Updated on: December 13, 2011