Laying in the Indian ocean this tropical paradise is made up of tiny islands. Now this country may be small but it sure is on fire as the islands all have active volcanoes! Comoros Is situated in the western part of Africa. Its neighbouring countries are Mozambique, Madagascar, Mayotte and Tanzania. The country is also known as the perfume island due to its production of ylang-ylang. The capital is Moroni located on Grande Comore island with the local currency called Comorian franc (KMF).
Fun Fact! The Mongoose lemur is only found in Comoros and Madagascar!
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So, let’s break this country up into PARTS.
Comoros’ population is very diverse with the majority of people part of the Antale, Cafre, Makoa, Oimatsaha and Sakalava ethnic groups. Over the centuries, the country has had other cultures such as Arab, Persian, Indonesian and other African cultures mixed in to form their unique demographic. These influences show in the country’s languages. The three official languages are French, Comorian and Arabic but many other languages are commonly spoken too.
For those adventure seekers out there why not climb Mount Karthala, the highest point of Comoros which is also an active volcano on Grande Camore island.
Moheli Marine park is home to different types of sharks and whales. It’s a perfect place to go if you want to become one with the sea world.
Island hop! Each island has its’s own unique offering, so if you have the time why not island hop on the government ferries to explore each island.
Rituals and Culture
The main religion is Islam with 98% of the population Sunni Muslim. Comorian food has a lot of French and Arabic influences. Some traditional dishes include: Langouste a la vanille (lobster boiled in vanilla sauce) and Mkatra foutra (fried bread)
– Euros are widely accepted but it is also useful to carry some Comorian franc with you.