Capital: Moroni

Population: 798,064 (estimated in 2015)

Currency: Comorian Franc (KMF)

Official Languages: Arabic, French, Shikomoro or Comorian

Unofficial Languages: other tribal languages

Main Religions: Christianity, Islam (Sunni Muslim)

Ethnic Groups: Antalote, Sakalava, Oimatsaha, Cafre, Makoa

Largest Cities: Moroni, Moutsamoudou, Fomboni, Domoni

Main Sport: Football, Athletics, Swimming

Political System: Republic

National Holidays (2016):

Anniversary of the Death of President Said Mohamed Cheikh (March 18)

Labour Day (May 1)

Independence Day (July 6)

Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) (July 7)

Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) (September 13)

Muharram (Islamic New Year) (October 3)

Ashura (October 12)

Milad un Nabi (Birth of the Prophet Muhammad) (December 12)

Christmas Day (December 25)