Officially, there is compulsory school for 10 years for anyone between 6 and 16 years. The primary school is 6 years old, the secondary school 7 years (4 + 3 years). 56% of children started primary school in 2000/01. In 2003, illiteracy among the adult population was estimated at approx. 45%. See TOPSCHOOLSINTHEUSA for TOEFL, ACT, SAT testing locations and high school codes in Comoros.
Area: 1862 km2 (world ranking: 171)
Population density: 437 per km2 (as of 2017, world ranking: 160)
Official languages: Comorian, French, Arabic
Gross domestic product: 649 million US $; Real growth: 2.5%
Gross national product (GNP, per resident and year): 760 US$
Currency: Comoros Franc (FC) = 100 centimes
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Head of State and Government: Azali AssoumaniDschaffar Ahmed Said HassaniMoustadroine AbdouAbdallah Said Sarouma, Exterior: Mohamed El-Amine Souef
National holiday: 6.7.
3 island districts: Njazidja, Nzwani and Mwali
State and form of government
Constitution of 2001
Federal Republic, presidential system
State religion: Islam
Parliament: Union assembly (Assemblée de l’Union) with 33 members (24 elected, 9 representatives of the islands), election every 5 years.
direct election of the head of state every 5 years (the islands provide alternately the head of state)
Voting age 18 years
Population: Comorians, last census in 2003: 575,660 residents.; Njazidja 296.177, Nzwani 243.732, Mwali 35.751
Cities (with population): (as of 2003) Moroni (Njazidja) 40,050 inh., Mutsamudu 20,828, Fomboni 12,881, Domoni 10,073, Ouani 8841
Religions: 98% Sunni (as of 2006)
Languages: Comorian (related to Swahili), French; Arabic
Workers by economic sector: no information
Unemployment (in% of all economically active persons)
Inflation rate (in%): 2017: 1.0%
Foreign trade: Import: 239 million US$ (2017); Export: US $ 31 million (2017)
Comoros flag source: Countryaah.com
Comoros – Moroni
Moroni, capital of the Comoros; 54,000 residents (2011). Moroni, located on the west coast of the island of Ngazidja, is the country’s largest city and commercial center with the food industry (vanilla, cocoa, coffee) and oil refinery. The city was originally built by Arab merchants.