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Old February 12th, 2008, 11:45 PM   #1
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Comores Gallery - the capital and beyond | Country Gallery

This place hasn´t been covered so far....so here we go








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Comoros has endured 19 coups or attempted coups since gaining independence from France in 1975. In 1997, the islands of Anjouan and Moheli declared independence from Comoros. In 1999, military chief Col. AZALI seized power in a bloodless coup, and helped negotiate the 2000 Fomboni Accords power-sharing agreement in which the federal presidency rotates among the three islands, and each island maintains its own local government. AZALI won the 2002 Presidential election, and each island in the archipelago elected its own president. AZALI stepped down in 2006 and President SAMBI took office. Since 2006, Anjouan's President Mohamed BACAR has refused to work effectively with the Union presidency. This year BACAR effected Anjouan's de-facto secession from the Union, refusing to step down in favor of fresh Anjouanais elections when Comoros' other islands held legitimate elections in July. The African Union (AU) has stepped in to assist in resolving the political crisis, including applying sanctions and a naval blockade on Anjouan, but the situation remains at an impasse.


Capital
Moroni

Official languages Comorian, Arabic, French

Independence from France
Date July 6, 1975

Area
Total 2,235 km² (178th)

Population
2005 estimate 798,000 (159th)
Density 275/km² (25th)
712.2/sq mi


Economy - overview:

One of the world's poorest countries, Comoros is made up of three islands that have inadequate transportation links, a young and rapidly increasing population, and few natural resources. The low educational level of the labor force contributes to a subsistence level of economic activity, high unemployment, and a heavy dependence on foreign grants and technical assistance. Agriculture, including fishing, hunting, and forestry, contributes 40% to GDP, employs 80% of the labor force, and provides most of the exports. The country is not self-sufficient in food production; rice, the main staple, accounts for the bulk of imports. The government - which is hampered by internal political disputes - is struggling to upgrade education and technical training, privatize commercial and industrial enterprises, improve health services, diversify exports, promote tourism, and reduce the high population growth rate. The political problems caused the economy to contract in 2007. Remittances from 150,000 Comorans abroad help supplement GDP.

GDP (purchasing power parity):
$1.262 billion (2007 est.)

GDP (official exchange rate):
$402 million (2005 est.)

GDP - real growth rate:
-1% (2007 est.)

GDP - per capita (PPP):
$600 (2005 est.)

GDP - composition by sector:
agriculture: 40%
industry: 4%
services: 56% (2001 est.)

Exports - partners:
Netherlands 35.8%, France 18.3%, Italy 12.8%, Singapore 7.8%, Turkey 5%, US 4.6% (2006)

Imports - partners:
France 24.8%, UAE 9.9%, South Africa 6.4%, Pakistan 6.3%, Kenya 5%, China 4.8%, India 4.4%, Italy 4.2% (2006)

Disputes - international:
claims French-administered Mayotte

Currency (code):
Comoran franc (KMF)

Moroni- Capital

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Old February 13th, 2008, 12:00 AM   #2
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Old February 18th, 2008, 10:23 PM   #3
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Old March 11th, 2008, 10:57 PM   #4
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No one's thanked you guys yet? Thanks for the pics Matthias and Storm.

This is a beautiful country, but it could sure use some urban redevelopment.
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Old March 11th, 2008, 11:02 PM   #5
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Nice pictures, but I jave one question, why are they so poor comapred to the Seychelles, what makes them so different?
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Old March 12th, 2008, 04:15 AM   #6
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Peculiar! Nice beaches..
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Old March 12th, 2008, 08:07 PM   #7
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Impressive and gorgeous Comoros , thanks Matt and SS !
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Old March 28th, 2008, 02:21 AM   #8
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Why in the hell is this country so poor compared to the Seychelles and Mauritius?

They are basically geaographically the same and tiny populations but comoros is poorer, why?
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Old October 5th, 2008, 07:57 AM   #9
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No doubt. This is probably due in greater part to mismanagement. After viewing and comparing the photos of the Seychelles, Mauritius and the Comorros, I would say I like the photo taken in the Comorros. It gives me a totally different perspective.
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Old October 7th, 2008, 06:46 AM   #10
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The islands itself are gorgeous...pity for it's pathetic state. Thanks for posting though
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Old November 10th, 2008, 05:58 PM   #11
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beatiful pictures but i would like to see more
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Old January 28th, 2009, 06:29 PM   #12
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Oh my god, how can people bathe in that water?

Who knows whats in there.
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Old May 20th, 2009, 10:44 PM   #13
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Ah, the "Islands of the Moon". I look forward to visit them in the near future.

Some time ago I made a video about Comorian musician Mohammed Hassan, with lots of pics of the islands.




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Old September 4th, 2009, 05:55 AM   #14
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comoros جزرالقمر
the most beutiful arab country












to all arabs in ssc please help this poor arab country i wish to see moroni such as cairo,dubai,casablanca,doha and beirut
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Old September 4th, 2009, 02:22 PM   #15
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I absolutely agree with you midotoria,this place is more beautifull then the seychelles yet it languishes in poverty.
I think arab tourism would do wonders for this countries economy.
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I absolutely agree with you midotoria,this place is more beautifull then the seychelles yet it languishes in poverty.
I think arab tourism would do wonders for this countries economy.
What is Arab tourism?
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What is Arab tourism?
Is it so difficult to understand??
Comoros would benefit tremendously if Arabs, esp. from the Gulf states, would seek to travel to it.. instead of benefitting those who despise them, like yourself.. I don't know what your problem is.. you opened a thread about Juba as if t were a capital of a country called South Sudan.. stop fueling flames of hatred.. it would be nice to focus on your country's own problems and why they keep slaughtering each other.
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Old September 4th, 2009, 08:35 PM   #18
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I absolutely agree with you midotoria,this place is more beautifull then the seychelles yet it languishes in poverty.
I think arab tourism would do wonders for this countries economy.
I have been to the Seychelles and it is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever visited. At least by looking at those pictures I can hardly see how the Comoros are "more" beautiful than the Seychelles.

The Seychellois islands are generally renowned for their unique bio diversity. La Digue has some of the most iconic beaches in the world, Praslin allows for amazing jungle hikes, Aldabra is home to the giant tortoise and Victoria, the capital located on the main island Mahé, is very quaint and rather well-maintained. The people are very friendly and tolerant, all major religions maintain houses of worship in that tiny country, and the government is widely credited for offering highly sustainable tourism.

The Seychelles' reputation and success in tourism are absolutely well deserved.

Anyway, I agree that the Comoros should and could do much more to increase its appeal.
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Is it so difficult to understand??
Comoros would benefit tremendously if Arabs, esp. from the Gulf states, would seek to travel to it.. instead of benefitting those who despise them, like yourself..
So that is arab tourism!!! Stop talking from your a**!I only wanted to understand the term better!!I think tourists from every where including Arabs will benefit the country.....ps,I didnt not start the Juba thread,I only posted a few pics and its its that thug Bashir fanning the flames not me!

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huh???
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So that is arab tourism!!! Stop talking from your a**!I only wanted to understand the term better!!I think tourists from every where including Arabs will benefit the country.....ps,I didnt not start the Juba thread,I only posted a few pics and its its that thug Bashir fanning the flames not me!



huh???
lol @ thug Bashir.. good luck to the murderer Museveni, the 6th richest thief in Africa It's nice to have the US at your back.. just keep kissing their @$$
BTW: I'm no fan of the current gov. but not as naive as to believe all the bs propaganda waged against my country.
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