Comoros Bliss

Comoros, officially known as the Union of the Comoros, is an island nation located in the Indian Ocean, off the eastern coast of Africa. It is located between Madagascar and the African mainland, with neighboring countries including Mozambique, Tanzania, and the Seychelles.



Comoros enjoys a tropical maritime climate, characterized by warm temperatures year-round and distinct wet and dry seasons. The islands experience heavy rainfall from November to April, while the dry season extends from May to October. Temperatures typically range between 24°C to 32°C (75°F to 90°F), with cooler temperatures in the highlands.


Comoros is home to a diverse array of flora and fauna, much of which is endemic to the islands. The lush forests harbor unique species of birds, including the Comoros olive pigeon and the Comoros blue pigeon. The surrounding waters are rich in marine life, with coral reefs teeming with colorful fish and other aquatic species.

Longest Rivers

Comoros is not known for its rivers, as its geography consists primarily of volcanic islands with rugged terrain. However, small streams and creeks can be found flowing through the islands, providing water for local communities and agriculture.

Highest Mountains

Mount Karthala, an active volcano, is the highest point in Comoros, reaching an elevation of 2,361 meters (7,746 feet). Located on the island of Grande Comore, Mount Karthala dominates the landscape and is a popular destination for hikers and adventure enthusiasts.



The islands of Comoros have been inhabited by humans for thousands of years. Archaeological evidence suggests that Austronesian seafarers were the first to settle the islands around the 6th century AD. These early settlers were skilled in agriculture, fishing, and trade.

Arab and Swahili Influence

By the 10th century, Arab traders and settlers began arriving in Comoros, bringing Islam to the islands. Over time, a blend of Arab and Swahili cultures developed, shaping the language, religion, and traditions of the Comorian people.

European Colonization

The islands fell under European colonial rule in the 19th century, with France establishing control over Comoros in the late 1800s. The French colonial administration brought significant changes to the islands, including the introduction of cash crops such as vanilla and cloves, which remain important exports to this day.

Independence and Political Instability

Comoros gained independence from France in 1975, becoming a sovereign nation. However, the newly independent country struggled with political instability and numerous coups d’état in the following decades. The island of Anjouan briefly declared independence from Comoros in 1997, leading to a period of unrest until it was eventually reintegrated into the union.


Comoros has a population of approximately 850,000 people, with the majority residing on the islands of Grande Comore, Mohéli, and Anjouan. The population is predominantly of African and Arab descent, with Islam being the dominant religion and the Comorian language widely spoken alongside French and Arabic.

Administrative Divisions

Comoros is divided into three main islands, each with its own governor and administrative structure:

  1. Grande Comore (Ngazidja)
  2. Anjouan (Nzwani)
  3. Mohéli (Mwali)

Each island is further divided into several municipalities, with local administrations responsible for governance and public services.

10 Largest Cities by Population

  1. Moroni (Grande Comore)
  2. Mutsamudu (Anjouan)
  3. Fomboni (Mohéli)
  4. Domoni (Anjouan)
  5. Ouani (Anjouan)
  6. Moya (Grande Comore)
  7. Mirontsi (Mohéli)
  8. Bambao (Mohéli)
  9. Mramani (Anjouan)
  10. Itsandra (Grande Comore)

Education Systems

Education in Comoros is provided by both public and private institutions, with primary education being compulsory and free. The country faces challenges in providing adequate educational infrastructure and resources, particularly in rural areas. The University of Comoros, located in Moroni, is the main institution of higher education in the country.


Comoros has limited transportation infrastructure, with most travel occurring by sea or air. The country has one international airport, Prince Said Ibrahim International Airport, located on Grande Comore. The main ports are in Moroni and Mutsamudu, facilitating maritime trade and passenger transport between the islands.

Country Facts

  • Population: 850,000
  • Capital: Moroni
  • Languages: Comorian, French, Arabic
  • Religion: Islam
  • Currency: Comorian Franc (KMF)
  • ISO Country Codes: ISO 3166-1 alpha-2: KM, ISO 3166-1 alpha-3: COM
  • International Calling Code: +269
  • Top-Level Domain: .km