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Mayotte Island

Mayotte was ceded to France along with the other islands of the Comoros group in 1843. It was the only island in the archipelago that voted in 1974 to retain its link with France and forego independence.

Languages & Population

Approximate Population: 208,783 (July 2007 est.)

Nationality (Noun): Mahorais (singular and plural)

Nationality (Adjective): Mahoran

Official Language(s): French

Major Languages Spoken: French

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Country Facts

Country Name (long form): Territorial Collectivity of Mayotte

Country Name (short form): Mayotte

Country Name (local long form): none

Country Name (local short form): none

Name of Capital: Mamoudzou

UTC Time Difference (from capital): UTC+3 (8 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)

Countries Near by, and Bordering Mayotte Island: Madagascar, Comoros

Land Area: 374 sq km

Comparative Area: slightly more than twice the size of Washington, DC

Coastline: 185.2 km

National Holiday: Bastille Day, 14 July (1789)

International Phone Code: 269

Currency Code: euro (EUR)

Internet Country Code: .yt

US Embassy Location: None (territorial overseas collectivity of France)

US Embassy Mailing Address: None (territorial overseas collectivity of France)


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