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Comoros / COVID-19
Population 614,000
Total Confirmed 8139
Active 7979
Total deaths 160
Total recovered 0
Death rate 1.97 %


The Comoros ( (listen); Arabic: جزر القمر, Juzur al-Qumur / Qamar), officially the Union of the Comoros (Comorian: Udzima wa Komori, French: Union des Comores, Arabic: الاتحاد القمري‎ al-Ittiḥād al-Qumurī / Qamarī), is an island nation in the Indian Ocean located at the northern end of the Mozambique Channel from the eastern coast of Africa. It shares maritime borders with Madagascar and the French region of Mayotte into the southeast, Tanzania to the northwest, Mozambique to the west, and the Seychelles to the northeast. The capital and largest city in Comoros is Moroni. The religion of the vast majority of the populace, and the official state religion, is Sunni Islam. As a member of the Arab League, the Comoros is the only nation in the Arab world That's entirely in the Southern Hemisphere. It is also a member state of the African Union, the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, and the Indian Ocean Commission. The Union of the Comoros has three official languages--Comorian, French, and Arabic. At 1,861 km2 (719 sq mi), excluding the contested island of Mayotte, the Comoros is the fourth-smallest African nation by area. The inhabitants, excluding Mayotte, is projected at 832,322 as of 2018. As a nation formed at a crossroads of different civilisations, the archipelago is noted for its diverse history and culture. The sovereign state is an archipelago consisting of three big islands and numerous smaller islands, all from the sunken Comoro Islands. The major islands are generally known by their French names: northwestern-most Grande Comore (Ngazidja), Mohéli (Mwali), and Anjouan (Ndzuani). Additionally, the country has a claim on a fourth significant island, southeastern-most Mayotte (Maore), though Mayotte voted against independence from France in 1974, has never been administered by an independent Comoros government, and continues to be administered by France (currently as an overseas department). France has vetoed United Nations Security Council resolutions that would affirm Comorian sovereignty over the island. Additionally, Mayotte became an overseas department and a region of France in 2011 after a referendum passed overwhelmingly. The archipelago was first settled by Bantu speakers who came from East Africa, Arabs and Austronesians. It then became part of the French colonial empire during the 19th century, before becoming independent in 1975. Since declaring independence, the country has experienced more than 20 coups d'état or attempted coups, with different heads of state assassinated. In addition to this continuous political instability, the inhabitants of the Comoros lives with the worst income inequality of any state, with a Gini coefficient over 60 percent, while also ranking in the worst quartile on the Human Development Index. As of 2008 about half of the population lived below the global poverty line of US$1.25 a day. The French insular region of Mayotte, that's the most prosperous territory in the Mozambique Channel, is a significant destination for migrants from the independent islands.

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