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Basic information about Mayotte
Mayotte (French: Mayotte, [majɔt]; Shimaore: Maore, [maˈore]; Malagasy: Mahori) is an overseas department and region of France officially named Département de Mayotte. It consists of a main island, Grande-Terre (or Maore), a smaller island, Petite-Terre (or Pamanzi), and several islets around these two. The archipelago is located in the northern Mozambique Channel in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Southeast Africa, between northwestern Madagascar and northeastern Mozambique. Mayotte's area is 374 square kilometres (144 sq mi) and, with its 212,645 people, is very densely populated at 569 per km² (1,473 per sq mi). The biggest city and prefecture is Mamoudzou on Grande-Terre. However, the Dzaoudzi–Pamandzi International Airport is located on the neighbouring island of Petite-Terre. The territory is geographically part of the Comoro Islands. The territory is also known as Maore, the native name of its main island, especially by advocates of its inclusion in the Union of Comoros. The language of the majority is Shimaore, a Bantu language variety closely related to the varieties in the neighbouring Comoros islands. The second most widely spoken native language is Kibushi, a Malagasy language variety most closely related to the Sakalava dialect of Malagasy with influences from Shimaore. The vast majority of the population is Muslim. The island was populated from neighbouring East Africa with later arrival of Arabs, who brought the Islamic religion. A sultanate was established in 1500. In the 19th century, Mayotte was conquered by Andriantsoly, former king of Iboina on Madagascar, and later by the neighbouring islands Mohéli and then Anjouan before being purchased by France in 1841. The people of Mayotte voted to remain politically a part of France in the 1974 referendum. Mayotte became an overseas department on 31 March 2011 and became an outermost region of the European Union on 1 January 2014, following a 2009 referendum with an overwhelming result in favour of the department status.Mayotte (French: Mayotte, [majɔt]; Shimaore: Maore, [maˈore]; Malagasy: Mahori) is an overseas department and region of France officially named Département de Mayotte. It consists of a main island, Grande-Terre (or Maore), a smaller island, Petite-Terre (or Pamanzi), and several islets around these two. The archipelago is located in the northern Mozambique Channel in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Southeast Africa, between northwestern Madagascar and northeastern Mozambique. Mayotte's area is 374 square kilometres (144 sq mi) and, with its 212,645 people, is very densely populated at 569 per km² (1,473 per sq mi). The biggest city and prefecture is Mamoudzou on Grande-Terre. However, the Dzaoudzi–Pamandzi International Airport is located on the neighbouring island of Petite-Terre. The territory is geographically part of the Comoro Islands. The territory is also known as Maore, the native name of its main island, especially by advocates of its inclusion in the Union of Comoros. The language of the majority is Shimaore, a Bantu language variety closely related to the varieties in the neighbouring Comoros islands. The second most widely spoken native language is Kibushi, a Malagasy language variety most closely related to the Sakalava dialect of Malagasy with influences from Shimaore. The vast majority of the population is Muslim. The island was populated from neighbouring East Africa with later arrival of Arabs, who brought the Islamic religion. A sultanate was established in 1500. In the 19th century, Mayotte was conquered by Andriantsoly, former king of Iboina on Madagascar, and later by the neighbouring islands Mohéli and then Anjouan before being purchased by France in 1841. The people of Mayotte voted to remain politically a part of France in the 1974 referendum. Mayotte became an overseas department on 31 March 2011 and became an outermost region of the European Union on 1 January 2014, following a 2009 referendum with an overwhelming result in favour of the department status.
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AcouaAcoua is a commune in the French overseas department of Mayotte, in the Indian Ocean.Show on map
BandrabouaBandraboua is a commune in the French overseas department of Mayotte, in the Indian Ocean.Show on map
BandreleBandrele (sometimes spelled Bandrélé) is a commune in the French overseas department of Mayotte, in the Indian Ocean.Show on map
BoueniBouéni is a commune in the French overseas department of Mayotte, in the Indian Ocean. It consists of seven villages: Bouéni, le chef-lieu, Moinatrindri, Hagnoundrou, Majiméoni, Mzouazia, Bambo-Ouest et Mbouanatsa.Show on map
ChiconiChiconi is a commune in the French overseas department of Mayotte, in the Indian Ocean. 300pxShow on map
ChironguiChirongui is a commune in the French overseas department of Mayotte, in the Indian Ocean.Show on map
DembeniDembeni is a commune in the French overseas department of Mayotte, in the Indian Ocean.Show on map
DzaoudziDzaoudzi is a commune in the French overseas department of Mayotte, in the Indian Ocean. The commune of Dzaoudzi (sometimes called Dzaoudzi-Labattoir), made up of the twin towns of Dzaoudzi and Labattoir, is located on the small island of Petite-Terre (or Pamanzi). It was previously the capital of Mayotte, but the capital was relocated in 1977 to Mamoudzou, on the island of Grande-Terre (Maore), the main island of Mayotte. The Foreign Legion Detachment in Mayotte has been based in Dzaoudzi since 1973.Show on map
Kani-KeliKani-Kéli is a commune in the French overseas department of Mayotte, in the Indian Ocean.Show on map
KoungouKoungou is the second largest commune in the French overseas department of Mayotte, in the Indian Ocean, after the capital Mamoudzou.It is composed of six villages: Majicavo Lamir, Majicavo Koropa, Koungou, Trévani, Kangani and Longoni.Show on map
MamoudzouMamoudzou (French pronunciation: ​[mamudzu]; Shimaore Comorian: Momoju) is the capital of the French overseas region and department of Mayotte, in the Indian Ocean. Mamoudzou is the most populated commune (municipality) of Mayotte. It is located on Grande-Terre (or Mahoré), the main island of Mayotte.Show on map
MtsamboroMtsamboro is a small fishing town and commune in the French overseas department in northwest Mayotte, in the Indian Ocean. Its total population according to the 2012 census is 7,805. Included in the commune are the Choazil Islands and Chissioua Mtsamboro. The main economic activity is fishing and orange production.Show on map
M'TsangamoujiM'Tsangamouji is a commune in the French overseas department of Mayotte, in the Indian Ocean.Show on map
OuanganiOuangani is a commune in the French overseas department of Mayotte, in the Indian Ocean.Show on map
PamandziPamandzi is a commune in the French overseas department of Mayotte, in the Indian Ocean. The commune of Pamandzi is located on the small island of Petite-Terre (or Pamanzi), off the main island of Mayotte. The Dzaoudzi Pamandzi International Airport is located in Pamandzi. The airline Ewa Air has its headquarters on the airport property.Show on map
SadaSada is a commune in the French overseas department of Mayotte, in the Indian Ocean.Show on map
TsingoniTsingoni is a commune in the French overseas department of Mayotte, in the Indian Ocean.Show on map