Moroni, Comoros

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Moroni

Arabic: مورونيMūrūnī
Moroni-Harbour.jpg
Moroni is locatit 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
IslandGrande Comore
Caipital ceety1962
Area
 • Total30 km2 (10 sq mi)
Elevation
29 m (95 ft)
Population
 (2003 est.)
 • Tot60,200
 • Density2,000/km2 (5,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+3 (Eastren Africae Time)
Aurie 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). Thare 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 haes mony 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 nor 100 mm o rain. Lik mony ither ceeties wi this climate, Moroni average temperatures throughoot the year are relatively constant. Temperatures, tho 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 law °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 law °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)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 345
(13.6)
311
(12.2)
300
(11.8)
296
(11.7)
233
(9.2)
215
(8.5)
194
(7.6)
118
(4.6)
117
(4.6)
91
(3.6)
102
(4.0)
220
(8.7)
2,543
(100.1)
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 frae the oreeginal on February 12, 2006. Retrieved August 18, 2009. 

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