Top tip: Kartala volcano the ginni’s dropped jewel
The Comoro archipelago is situated in the Indian Ocean, lying in the Mozambique Channel between the northern tip of Madagascar and the East African coast of Tanzania. The archipelago consists of four main islands of volcanic origin, surrounded by coral reefs.
Njazidja (formerly Grand Comore) is the largest of these coral islands with lush vegetation, dramatic peaks and palm fringed beaches.
The climate is tropical and very warm; temperatures rarely drop below 19 degrees at any time of the year. Coastal areas are hot and very humid (December to March), interspersed with rains and seasonal cyclones. The heaviest rainfall occurs between December and April and amounts can reach as high as 390mm in a month. The upland areas are cooler, particularly at night, and have higher rainfall.
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|The official languages are Comorian, Arabic and French.
|Sunni Islam is the dominant religion, representing as much as 98% of the population.
|GMT + 3
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