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Depairtment o Mayotte

Banner o Mayotte
Flag o Mayotte
Coat o airms o Mayotte
Coat o airms
Location o Mayotte
and largest city
Mamoudzou (prefecture)
Offeecial leidsFrench
Vernacular leids
Ethnic groups
GovrenmentOwerseas depairtment
Daniel Zaïdani
• Prefect
Jacques Witkowski
• Purchased bi Fraunce
• Referenda on ties wi Fraunce
1974, 1976, 2009
• Owerseas depairtment an region
31 Mairch 2011
• Total
374 km2 (144 sq mi) (~185t)
• Water (%)
• Aug. 2012 census
212,645[2] (179th)
• Density
569/km2 (1,473.7/sq mi) (~21st)
GDP (nominal)2009 estimate
• Tot
US$1.91 billion
(€1.37 billion)[3]
• Per capita
(€7,012[3] 2009 est.)
CurrencyEuro (EUR)
Time zoneUTC+3
Cawin code+262b
ISO 3166 codeYT
  1. Bantu, Arab an Malagasy fowk.
  2. 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 kilometre (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". Retrieved 1 Apryle 2011.
  2. (in French) INSEE, Government of France. "212 600 habitants à Mayotte en 2012 - La population augmente toujours fortement" (PDF). Retrieved 4 October 2013.
  3. a b "Produit intérieur brut à Mayotte en 2009 : Une croissance dynamique mais un retard à rattraper". INSEE. Retrieved 1 October 2013.
  4. "Mayotte devient le 101e département français", Portail du Gouvernement, 4 Apryle 2011, archived frae the original on 25 Julie 2011, retrieved 16 August 2012, 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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