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General Facts

Area: 1,862 km2 (719 sq miles)

Capital City: Moroni

Population: 795,601 (2016 estimate)

Official Languages: Arabic, French, Comorian

Boarding Countries: None (Island)

Coastline: 340 km (211 miles) 

Currency: Comorian Franc (KMF)

Government: Presidential Republic


The climate in the Comoros is humid and tropical, with coastal temperatures averaging about 28°c (82°f) in March and 23°c (73°f) in August. The monsoon season lasts from December to April. Rainfall in January averages 42 cm (16.5 in), and in October, the driest month, 8.5 cm (3.3 in). Cyclones and tidal waves are frequent in the summer.

Five Largest Cities/Towns: 

1. Moroni (42,872)

2. Moutsamoudou (23,594)

3. Fomboni (14,966)

4. Domoni (14,509)

5. Adda-Doueni (10,858)

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