COMOROS

COMOROS (1) BASIC FACTS Independence,: 6 July 1975, former French colony Leader: Azali Assoumani, military head of state since April 1999 Capital: Moroni, on Grande Comoro (main seaport and international airport) Other major cities: Mutsamudu, on Anjouan (seaport, airport), Fomboni, on Moheli (seaport, airport) Area: 1 862 km2: Grande Comore 1 148 km2, Anjouan 424 km2, Moheli 290 km2 Population: 447 000 (1991), more than 50% on Grande Comore Population growth: 3,3% Urbanisation: 37% (1995) Languages: French and Arabic (both official), Comorian Swahili HDI rank: 124 (1999) . Life expectancy at birth: 59 years (1999) Adult literacy rate: 59% (1999) Gross enrolment ratio (all educational le vels): 36% ( 1999) GNP: $237 mn GNP/capita: $470 (1995) GDP (average annualgrowth rateJ: -1 % (1996) Foreign debt: $203 mn (1995); as % of GNP 86% Development, aid: $43 mn (1995); as % of GNP: 21 % Currency: Comorian franc (CF) Comments: Three islands in the group of four declared themselves independent from France in July 1975. Cash crops such as vanilla, cloves, copra and ylang-ylang (from which perfume oil is extracted) are the main exports. Each of the three Comorian islands has some autonomy and is represented in the federal senate. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Human Rights Law in Africa Online Brill

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Martinus Nijhoff
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Copyright 2004 by Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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1385-3716
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2211-6060
D.O.I.
10.1163/221160604X01160
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(1) BASIC FACTS Independence,: 6 July 1975, former French colony Leader: Azali Assoumani, military head of state since April 1999 Capital: Moroni, on Grande Comoro (main seaport and international airport) Other major cities: Mutsamudu, on Anjouan (seaport, airport), Fomboni, on Moheli (seaport, airport) Area: 1 862 km2: Grande Comore 1 148 km2, Anjouan 424 km2, Moheli 290 km2 Population: 447 000 (1991), more than 50% on Grande Comore Population growth: 3,3% Urbanisation: 37% (1995) Languages: French and Arabic (both official), Comorian Swahili HDI rank: 124 (1999) . Life expectancy at birth: 59 years (1999) Adult literacy rate: 59% (1999) Gross enrolment ratio (all educational le vels): 36% ( 1999) GNP: $237 mn GNP/capita: $470 (1995) GDP (average annualgrowth rateJ: -1 % (1996) Foreign debt: $203 mn (1995); as % of GNP 86% Development, aid: $43 mn (1995); as % of GNP: 21 % Currency: Comorian franc (CF) Comments: Three islands in the group of four declared themselves independent from France in July 1975. Cash crops such as vanilla, cloves, copra and ylang-ylang (from which perfume oil is extracted) are the main exports. Each of the three Comorian islands has some autonomy and is represented in the federal senate.

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Published: Jan 1, 2004

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