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About Comoro Islands
Three of the Comoro Islands gained independence in 1975, while the
islanders of Mayotte voted to remain a part of the French administration.
The Comoros are off the coast of northern Mozambique,
north-west of Madagascar.
The Comoros consist of four main islands. Ngazidja, Nzwani, Mwali; and
Mayotte, still administered by the French.
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The French called Ngazidja 'Grande Comore'.
Ngazidja is the largest of the islands in the Comoro archipelago and
it is where the capital of Moroni is situated.
The first president of the independent country, Ahmed Abdallah, was
from Nzwani, and his shrine is in his hometown of Domoni.
Mwali is the smallest of the Comoro Islands; known to the French as
Mayotte, in the Indian Ocean, is still an administrative territory
of France, and is closest to Madagascar.
Mamoudzou, known as Momoju in the local Shimaore language, is the
capital of the French overseas region and department of Mayotte.
Located on Grande-Terre (or Mahore), the main island of Mayotte.
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