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Unity, Justice, Progress

 

General


Population: 766,865 (2014), 752,288 (2013)
Land Area: 2,170 sq km
Natural Resources: No major resources
Capital: Moroni
Political System: Republic
State Leader: Ikililou Dhoinine (May 26th 2011)
Languages: Arabic, French, Shikomoro
Currency: Comoran Franc (2000)
Major Religions: Sunni Muslim 98%, Roman Catholic 2%
Major Ethnicities: Antalote, Cafre, Makoa, Oimatsaha, Sakalava
Life Expectancy: 63.48 years (2014), 63.12 years (2013)

Economy


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 658 million (2013), 595 million (2012)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 911 million (2013), 872 million (2012)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 1,300 (2013), 1,300 (2012)
GDP Growth Rate: 3.5% (2013), 2.5% (2012)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 51%, Industry 10%, Services 39% (2012)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 80%, Industry and Services 20% (1996)
Industries: Fishing, tourism, perfume distillation
Agriculture Products: Vanilla, cloves, ylang-ylang, perfume essences, copra, coconuts, bananas, cassava
Human Development Index: 0.488 (159th)(2014), 0.429 (169th)(2013)
Tourism Revenue: 15 million (2000)
Unemployment Rate: 20% (1996)

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Army Size: NA
Budget: 2.8% of GDP (2006)

Current Situation

 

The Comoros islands are located in the Indian Ocean, The Comoros are bordered by Madagascar and Mozambique. The Comoros' history has been marked with several 'coups d'états'. The Comoros economy is largely based around the primary sector.

(2014) The Comoros' economic growth continues to be slow but steady, major investments are required in basic infrastructure to support further growth, the government of Comoros plans to address these issues over the coming years, it remains to be seen if they will follow through.

Thoughts & Comments

 

Sources

CIA World Factbook: Comoros
Wikipedia: Comoros
http://hdrstats.undp.org/en/countries/profiles/COM.html

Updated on: August 10th, 2014