map of Mayotte MAYOTTE

general data of the country

General useful information
Note: some data are of constant value, while other are due to changes, fluctuations etc.
Nation and population
official name (short form): Mayotte ; Mahoré
country code ISO: YT //; - FIPS: MF
location: East Africa
time zone: +3 UT
surface (land) area: 374 = 144 sq.mi //; - area incl. inland waters: = sq.mi
geographical position in extreme co-ordinates: North/South: 13° S / East/West: 45° E
borders (land): none
borders (coastline): Indian Ocean
climate: tropical humid
independent since: not yet
type of government: "collectivité territoriale" of France since 1976-12-27
capital: Dzaoudzi (formerly Mamoutzou)
administrative division: canton (19), commune (17)
population according to the last two censuses: (1991): 94,414 / - ; (1997): 131,368
total population according to the estimate of midyear 2000: 155,911; or: 145,000 / -; 2001: 156,000, or: 163,366
population density: 417 per = 1080 per sq.mi
population growth: 6% //; - doubling time: ca 20 years
birth rate: 36 per 1000
death rate: 6 per 1000
fertility rate: 7 children per female
maternal mortality: per 100,000
infant mortality (1-4 years): 38 per 1000
life expectancy: 56 years (male: 54; female: 58)
age breakdown: 0-14 years: 47% //; - 15-59 years: 49% //; - 60+ years: 4%
urbanisation: 60% //; - urbanisation growth: %
percentage of urban population in the greatest city: %
Ethnic composition, language, religion
ethnic groups: unknown
languages: Arabic, Comorian Swahili dialects, French, Malegasy
religious affiliation: Sunnî Muslim 98%; Christian 2%
daily food intake: calories per capita
population with access to safe water: %
people per physician:
people per hospital bed:
Education, literacy
school enrolment: primary education 6-11 years: %
school enrolment: secondary education: %
school enrolment: tertiary education 20-24 years: %
adult literacy: % (male: %; female: %)
Economy and infrastructure
Economy and trade
currency: Euro = 100 cents (until 2002: French franc = 100 centimes)
annual inflation rate: %
population below poverty line: %
Gross Domestic Product: USD per capita
GNI USD per capita //; - [ppp: ]
GDP growth: %
income: USD per capita
import: USD 144 per capita //; - export: USD 8 per capita
trade: USD per capita //; - or % of GDP
trade partners: FR ZA RE
human development index: //; - position of the country in the world no.:
female labour force: 35%
unemployment: %
tourism: 0,02 million
Economic activities in agriculture, fisheries, industry, mining, services, energy
land use: arable land: % //; - grass land: % //; - wooded area: % //; - arid land and desert: %
agriculture: labour force: % //; - part of agriculture in GDP: %
agricultural products: vanilla, ylang-ylang, coffee, sugar cane, coconuts, fish
livestock (1000s): cattle: 15 / goats: 23 / sheep: 3
fish catch: 1500 metric tonnes
industry: labour force: % //; - part of industry in GDP: %
industrial products: construction materials
mining products: unknown
CO2 emission per capita:
services: labour force: % //; - part of services in GDP: %
energy use (kg per capita):
electricity use (per capita):
annual water use (per capita):
Traffic, communication
road network: 284 km //; - of which paved: 39% //; - of which are motorways: 0 km
vehicles: 64 per 1000
railways: 0 km //; - railways passenger/km: -
navigable inland waterways: 0 km
ownership telephone: 48 per 1000
ownership radio receivers: 427 per 1000
ownership tv-sets: 0,6 per 1000
newspaper circulation: per 1000
persons per post office:
personal computers: per 1000
Some physical landmarks
mountains: Mlima Bénara 660 m, Mlima Choungui 594
lowest point: sea level
lakes (natural): none, or unknown
lakes (artificial reservoirs): none, or unknown
lakes (deepest): unknown
rivers: a few small drainage rivers of no importance
canals: none, or unknown
waterfalls: none, or unknown
caves: longest system: none, or unknown / deepest:
islands: Mayotte, Pamandzi, Chissioua Mtsamboro and a few smaller islets
deserts: none
other natural features:
Additional remarks, especially on the statistical information
other important features:
apart from physical landmarks most of the above figures are changeable, in most cases they date from the 1990's
primary sources used for the general information:
BB CA EV PW WA WB WR, and some national statistical yearbooks
particulars concerning population data:

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