Moroni, Comoros

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Moroni
Arabic: مورونيMūrūnī
Moroni is located in Comoros
Moroni
Moroni
Location o Moroni on the island o Grande Comore
Coordinates: 11°41′58″S 43°15′20″E / 11.699307°S 43.255692°E / -11.699307; 43.255692
Kintra  Comoros
Island Grande Comore
Caipital ceety 1962
Area
 • Total 30 km2 (10 sq mi)
Elevation 29 m (95 ft)
Population (2003 est.)
 • Total 60,200
 • Density 2,000/km2 (5,200/sq mi)
Time zone Eastren Africae Time (UTC+3)
Area code(s) 269

Moroni (in Arabic موروني Mūrūnī) is the lairgest ceety o the Comoros islands an syne 1958 haes served as its caipital. In Comorian, Moroni translates as "in the hert o the fire", perhaps alludin tae the ceety's proximity tae Munt Karthala.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Moroni wis foondit bi Arabic settlers possibly durin the 10t century AD as the caipital o a sultanate connectit commercially tae Zanzibar in Tanzanie.[1]

Geography[eedit | eedit soorce]

The ceety is locatit on the wastren coast o Grande Comore (an aa kent as N'gazidja) island. Moroni is served bi the Prince Said Ibrahim Internaitional Airport (IATA airport code: HAH). There is an' a' a harbour wi regular transport tae the African mainland an the ither islands in the Comoros archipelago, as well as Madagascar an ither Indian ocean islands. Moroni is locatit at 11°45′S 43°12′E / 11.750°S 43.200°E / -11.750; 43.200Coordinates: 11°45′S 43°12′E / 11.750°S 43.200°E / -11.750; 43.200.

Commerce[eedit | eedit soorce]

Exports include vanilla, cocoa, an coffee.

Tourism[eedit | eedit soorce]

Moroni has many excellent beaches. The Ancienne Mosquée du Vendredi (Auld Friday Mosque) is a popular tourist spot.

Climate[eedit | eedit soorce]

Moroni features a tropical rainforest climate, wi generally hivy precipitation throughoot the year. Moroni generally sees a copious amoont o precipitation throughoot the course o the year, wi ae October seein on average less than 100 mm o rain. Like mony ither ceeties wi this climate, Moroni average temperatures throughoot the year are relatively constant. Temperatures, though vera warm, are no quite as oppressive due in pairt tae the frequent rainfall.

Climate data for Moroni
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record heich °C (°F) 34
(93)
34
(93)
35
(95)
34
(93)
33
(91)
32
(90)
31
(88)
31
(88)
31
(88)
33
(91)
34
(93)
36
(97)
36
(97)
Average heich °C (°F) 30
(86)
30
(86)
31
(88)
30
(86)
29
(84)
28
(82)
28
(82)
27
(81)
28
(82)
29
(84)
31
(88)
31
(88)
29
(84)
Average laich °C (°F) 23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(73)
21
(70)
20
(68)
19
(66)
19
(66)
19
(66)
20
(68)
22
(72)
23
(73)
21
(70)
Record laich °C (°F) 20
(68)
20
(68)
20
(68)
20
(68)
17
(63)
14
(57)
14
(57)
14
(57)
15
(59)
16
(61)
18
(64)
19
(66)
14
(57)
Precipitation mm (inches) 345
(13.58)
311
(12.24)
300
(11.81)
296
(11.65)
233
(9.17)
215
(8.46)
194
(7.64)
118
(4.65)
117
(4.61)
91
(3.58)
102
(4.02)
220
(8.66)
2,543
(100.12)
Source: BBC Weather [2]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Lonelyplanet.com". Lonelyplanet.com. Retrieved 2010-07-03. 
  2. "Average Conditions Moroni, Comoros". BBC Weather. Archived from the original on February 12, 2006. Retrieved August 18, 2009. 

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