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Description flag of Comoros

four equal horizontal bands of yellow (top), white red and blue with a green isosceles triangle based on the hoist; centered within the triangle is a white crescent with the convex side facing the hoist and four white five-pointed stars placed vertically in a line between the points of the crescent; the horizontal bands and the four stars represent the four main islands of the archipelago - Mwali, N'gazidja, Nzwani, and Mahore (Mayotte - territorial collectivity of France, but claimed by Comoros)

Flag notes

the crescent, stars, and color green are traditional symbols of Islam

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Official country name

Union of the Comoros

Short name


Local names

Union des Comores (long)
Comores (short)


Comoran(s) (noun) Comores (adjective)

Languages spoken

Arabic (official), French (official), Shikomoro (a blend of Swahili and Arabic)



Government type



731,775 ranked 163, (data 2008)


important location at northern end of Mozambique Channel. The lowest point is Indian Ocean 0 m.


Coastline 340 km.

Land borders


Administrative divisions

3 islands and 4 municipalities*; Grande Comore, Anjouan, Domoni*, Fomboni*, Moheli, Moroni*, Mutsamudu*


6 July 1975 (from France)