Capital: Mamoudzou

Population: 227,192 (estimated in 2015)

Currency: Euro (EUR)

Official Language: French

Unofficial Languages: Arabic, Shimaore, Kibushi, Kiantalaotsi

Main Religion: Islam

Ethnic Groups: Comorian, Bushi, Swahili, and others

Largest Cities: Mamoudzou, Koungou, Dzaoudzi

Main Sport: Football, Rugby

Political System: Dependent Territory

National Holidays (2016):

Easter Monday (March 28)

Abolition Day (April 27)

Labour Day (May 1)

Mi’raj (May 5)

Ascension Day (May 5)

Victory Day (May 8)

Whit Monday (May 16)

Id al Fitr (July 7)

National Day (July 14)

Assumption Day (August 15)

Id al Kabir (September 13)

All Saints’ Day (November 1)

Armistice Day (November 11)

Christmas Day (December 25)

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