Mayotte

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Depairtment o Mayotte
Caipital Mamoudzou (prefecture)
Largest city caipital
Offeecial leids French
Vernacular leids
Ethnic groups (2011[1])
Demonym Mahoran
Government Owerseas depairtment
 -  Preses o the General Cooncil Daniel Zaïdani
 -  Prefect Jacques Witkowski
Status
 -  Purchased bi Fraunce 1843 
 -  Referenda on ties wi Fraunce 1974, 1976, 2009 
 -  Depairtmental collectivity 2001 
 -  Owerseas collectivity 2003 
 -  Owerseas depairtment an region 31 Mairch 2011 
Aurie
 -  Total 374 km2 (~185t)
144 sq mi 
 -  Watter (%) 0.4
Population
 -  Aug. 2012 census 212,645[2] (179th)
 -  Densitie 569/km2 (~21st)
1,473/sq mi
GDP (nominal) 2009 estimate
 -  Total US$1.91 billion
(€1.37 billion)[3]
 -  Per capita US$9,766
(€7,012[3] 2009 est.)
Currency Euro (EUR)
Time zone (UTC+3)
Cawin code +262b
Internet TLD .yt
a. Bantu, Arab an Malagasy fowk.
b. Was +269 before 2007.

Mayotte (French: Mayotte, pronounced: [majɔt]; Shimaore: Maore, IPA: [maˈore]; Malagasy: Mahori) is an owerseas depairtment an region[4] o Fraunce consistin o a main island, Grande-Terre (or Mahoré), a smawer island, Petite-Terre (or Pamanzi), an several islets aroond these twa. The airchipelago is locatit in the northren Mozambique Channel in the Indie Ocean, namely atween northwastren Madagascar an northeastren Mozambique. Mayotte's aurie is 374 square kilometres (144 sq mi) an, wi its estimatit 194,000 fowk, is vera densely populatit (520 /km2 or 1,300 /sq mi).

Its biggest ceety an prefectur is Mamoudzou. The territory is geographically pairt o the Comoro Islands but haes been poleetically separate syne a 1974 referendum in which it electit tae remain unner French rule. The territory is kent as Mahoré an aw, the native name o its main island, especially bi advocates o its inclusion in the Union of Comoros. In a 2009 referendum, the population owerwhelmingly appruivit accession tae status o depairtment (95.2% votit in favour o depairtmental status). Mayotte became an owerseas depairtment on 31 Mairch 2011 an will become an Ootermaist region o the European Union on 1 Januar 2014.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Ben Cahoon. "Information on Mayotte". Worldstatesmen.org. Retrieved 1 April 2011. 
  2. (French) INSEE, Government of France. "212 600 habitants à Mayotte en 2012 - La population augmente toujours fortement" (PDF). Retrieved 2013-10-04. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Produit intérieur brut à Mayotte en 2009 : Une croissance dynamique mais un retard à rattraper". INSEE. Retrieved 2013-10-01. 
  4. "Mayotte devient le 101e département français", Portail du Gouvernement, 4 April 2011, "C'est pourquoi Mayotte devient le 101e département français et le 5e département d'Outre-Mer et région d'Outre-Mer." 

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