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Encyclopedia > Mayotte
Collectivité départementale de Mayotte
Flag of Mayotte
Flag of Mayotte
Anthem
La Marseillaise
Capital
(and largest city)
Mamoudzou
Official languages French
Government overseas collectivity of France
 -  President of France Nicolas Sarkozy
 -  President of the General Council Saïd Omar Oili
Independence overseas collectivity of France 
 -  Voted to remain a territory of France 1974 
Area
 -  Total 374 km² (~185th)
144 sq mi 
 -  Water (%) 0.4
Population
 -  July 2006 estimate 201,234 (187th)
 -  July 2002 census 160,265 
 -  Density 429 /km² (~11th)
1,110 /sq mi
GDP (PPP) 2003 estimate
 -  Total $466.8 million (208th)
 -  Per capita $2,600 (2003 est.) (129th)
HDI (2003) n/a (unranked) (unranked)
Currency Euro (EUR)
Time zone (UTC+3)
Internet TLD .yt
Calling code +262

Mayotte (pronounced /majɔt/ in French), officially the Departmental Collectivity of Mayotte (French: Collectivité départementale de Mayotte), is an overseas collectivity of France consisting of a main island, Grande-Terre (or Mahoré), a smaller island, Petite-Terre (or Pamanzi), and several islets around these two. Image File history File links Flag_of_Mayotte_(local). ... Unofficial local flag. ... A national anthem is a generally patriotic musical composition that is evoking and eulogising the history, traditions and struggles of its people, recognised either by a countrys government as the official national song, or by convention through use by the people. ... This article is about the anthem La Marseillaise. A sculpture popularly called La Marseillaise is part of the sculptural program of the Arc de Triomphe. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Not to be confused with capitol. ... Population: 178,437 (July 2003 est. ... Mamoudzou is the capital of the Mayotte. ... An official language is a language that is given a unique legal status in the countries, states, and other territories. ... The President of France, known officially as the President of the Republic (Président de la République in French), is Frances elected Head of State. ... Nicolas Sarkozy (IPA: —  ), (born Nicolas Paul Stéphane Sarközy de Nagy-Bocsa on 28 January 1955 in Paris, France is the current President of France, elected on 6 May 2007 after defeating Socialist Party contender Ségolène Royal during the second round of the 2007 election. ... Country name: conventional long form: Territorial Collectivity of Mayotte conventional short form: Mayotte alternative conventional short form: French Mayotte Data code: MF Dependency status: overseas collectivity of France See also: Administrative divisions of France Government type: NA Capital: Mamoutzou Administrative divisions: none (territorial collectivity of France) Independence: none (territorial collectivity... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... To help compare sizes of different geographic regions, we list here areas between 10 km² (1000 hectares) and 100 km² (10,000 hectares). ... This is a list of the countries of the world sorted by area. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Impact from a water drop causes an upward rebound jet surrounded by circular capillary waves. ... A percentage is a way of expressing a proportion, a ratio or a fraction as a whole number, by using 100 as the denominator. ... This is a list of countries ordered according to population. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... Population density by country, 2006 List of countries and dependencies by population density in inhabitants/km². The list includes sovereign states and self-governing dependent territories that are recognized by the United Nations. ... Gross domestic product (by purchasing power parity) in 2006 The Purchasing power parity (PPP) theory was developed by Gustav Cassel in 1920. ... There are three lists of countries of the world sorted by their gross domestic product (GDP) (the value of all final goods and services produced within a nation in a given year). ... Per capita is a Latin phrase meaning for each head. ... Map of countries by GDP (PPP) per capita for the year 2006. ... World map indicating Human Development Index (2006). ... Coloured world map indicating Human Development Index (2006) (colour-blind compliant map) This is a list of countries by Human Development Index as included in the United Nations Development Programmes Human Development Report 2006, compiled on the basis of 2004 data. ... For other uses, see Euro (disambiguation). ... ISO 4217 is the international standard describing three letter codes (also known as the currency code) to define the names of currencies established by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... “UTC” redirects here. ... A country code top-level domain (ccTLD) is a top-level domain used and reserved for a country or a dependent territory. ... .yt is the Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for Mayotte. ... A telephone number is a sequence of decimal digits (0-9) that is used for identifying a destination telephone line in a telephone network. ... IPA may refer to: The International Phonetic Alphabet or India Pale Ale ... A collectivité doutre-mer (in English Overseas Community) or COM, is an administrative division of France. ... Mōkōlea Rock in Kailua Bay, O‘ahu, Hawai‘i, 2. ...


Mayotte is located at the northern end of the Mozambique Channel in the Indian Ocean, between northern Madagascar and northern Mozambique. The territory is geographically part of the Comoro islands, but has been politically separate since the 1970s. The territory is also known as Mahoré, the native name of its main island, especially by advocates of its inclusion in the Union of Comoros. Location of Mozambique Channel The Mozambique Channel is a portion of the Indian Ocean between the island of Madagascar and southeast Africa, namely Mozambique. ... True-color image of the Earths surface and atmosphere Physical geography (also know as geosystems or physiography) is a subfield of geography that focuses on the systematic study of patterns and processes within the hydrosphere, biosphere, atmosphere, and lithosphere. ... Categories: Comoros archipelago | Stub ... Political geography is the field of human geography that is concerned with the study of both the spatially uneven outcomes of political processes and the ways in which political processes are themselves affected by spatial structures. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ...

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Geography

See also: Islands of Mayotte
Map of the Comoros with Mayotte
Map of the Comoros with Mayotte

The main island, Grande-Terre (or Mahoré), geologically the oldest of the Comoros, is 39 kilometres (24 mi) long and 22 kilometres (13½ mi) wide, and its highest point is Mount Benara (French: Mont Bénara; Shimaore: Mlima Bénara) at 660 meters (2,165 ft) above sea level. Because of the volcanic rock, the soil is relatively rich in some areas. A coral reef encircling much of the island ensures protection for ships and a habitat for fish. The following is a list of Islands of Mayotte: Chissioua Bandrele Chissioua Handrema Chissioua Karoni Chissioua Kolo Issa Chissioua Mbouini Chissioua Mbouzi Chissioua Mtiti Chissioua Mtsamboro Chissioua Mtsongoma Chissioua Pengoua Chissioua Pouhou Chissioua Sada Ile Andrema Ile Blanche Ile Kakazou Ile Mogte Amiri Ile Vatou Ile Verte Iles Choazil Iles... Map of Comoros from [1]. File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Map of Comoros from [1]. File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Introduction Shimaore is one of the two indigeneous languages spoken on the island of Mayotte; Shimaore being the Comorian language, while Shibushi clearly descends from languages spoken on Madagascar. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ...


Dzaoudzi was the capital of Comoros until 1977. It is situated on Petite-Terre (or Pamanzi), which at 10 square kilometers (3.9 sq mi) is the largest of several islets adjacent to Mahoré. Mayotte is a member of the Indian Ocean Commission, with a separate membership rather than as part of the Comoros. Dzaoudzi is a town located on the island of Pamandzi in Mayotte. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... The Indian Ocean Commission (COI), known as the Commission de lOcéan Indien in French, is an intergovernmental organization that joins Reunion Island, Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, the Seychelles and Mayotte together to encourage cooperation. ...

History

For the history of Mayotte before 1974 see also History of the Comoros.

In 1500 the Maore or Mawuti (contraction of the Arabic جزيرة الموت and corrupted to Mayotte in French) sultanate was established on the island. // Early inhabitants Over the centuries, the islands of Comoros were invaded by a succession of diverse groups from the coast of Africa, the Persian Gulf, Indonesia, and Madagascar. ... 1500 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Motto: Anthem: La Marseillaise Capital Mamoudzou Largest city Mamoudzou Official language(s) French Government overseas collectivity of France  - President Jacques Chirac Independence overseas collectivity of France   - Voted to remain a territory of France 1974  Area    - Total 374 km² (~185th)   144 sq mi   - Water (%) 0. ... Anthem: La Marseillaise Capital (and largest city) Mamoudzou Official languages French Government overseas collectivity of France  - President of France Jacques Chirac  - President of the General Council Saïd Omar Oili Independence overseas collectivity of France   - Voted to remain a territory of France 1974  Area  - Total 374 km² (~185th) 144 sq...


In 1503, Mayotte was observed by Portuguese explorers, but not colonized. Year 1503 (MDIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. ...


In 1832, it was conquered by Andriantsoly, former king of Iboina on Madagascar; in 1833 conquered by the neighbouring sultanate of Mwali (Mohéli island in French); on 19 November 1835 again conquered by Ndzuwani sultanate (Anjouan sultanate in French; a governor was installed with the unusual islamic style of Qadi (from the Arabic قاض which means judge), sort of a 'Resident Magistrate' in British terms), but in 1836 regained its independence under a last local Sultan. Year 1832 (MDCCCXXXII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Friday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Map of Moheli Moheli, also known as Mohéli or Mwali, is one of the three islands which make up the nation of Comoros. ... Qadi (قاضى) is an Arabic term meaning judge. ...


Mayotte was ceded to France along with the other Comoros in 1843. It was the only island in the archipelago that voted in referendums in 1974 and 1976 to retain its link with France and forgo independence (with 63.8% and 99.4% of votes respectively). The Comoros continue to claim the island, and a draft 1976 United Nations Security Council resolution supported by 11 of the 15 members of the Council would have recognized Comoros sovereignty over Mayotte, but France vetoed the resolution (the last time, as of 2004, France cast a lone veto in the Council). The United Nations General Assembly has adopted a series of resolutions on the issues, whose tenor can be gauged from their title: "Question of the Comorian Island of Mayotte" up to 1995. Since 1995, the subject of Mayotte has no more been evocated by the General Assembly. Year 1843 (MDCCCXLIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... “Security Council” redirects here. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The United Nations General Assembly (GA) is one of the five principal organs of the United Nations. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ...

Sea near Mamoudzou
Sea near Mamoudzou

The situation of Mayotte proved to be unwieldy for France: while the local population very largely did not want to be independent from France and join the Comoros, some international criticism from post-colonial leftist regimes was heard about Mayotte's ongoing ties to France. Furthermore, the peculiar local administration of Mayotte, largely ruled by customary Muslim law, would be difficult to integrate into the legal structures of France, not to mention the costs of bringing the standards of living to levels close to those of metropolitan France. For these reasons, the laws passed by the national parliament must state specifically that they apply to Mayotte for them to be applicable on Mayotte. Download high resolution version (2272x1704, 1269 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (2272x1704, 1269 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Mamoudzou is the capital of the Mayotte. ...


The status of Mayotte was changed in 2001 towards one very close to the status of the departments of mainland France, with the particular designation of departmental community, although the island is still claimed by the Comoros. This change was approved by 73% at a referendum on Mayotte. After the constitutional reform of 2003 it became an overseas community while retaining the title departmental community of Mayotte. Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Departments (French: IPA: ) are administrative units of France and many former French colonies, roughly analogous to English counties. ... Departmental collectivity (French: collectivité départementale) is a legal designation for the French overseas collectivity of Mayotte. ... Departmental collectivity (French: collectivité départementale) is a legal designation for the French overseas collectivity of Mayotte. ...


Politics

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Politics of Mayotte takes place in a framework of a parliamentary representative democratic French overseas community, whereby the President of the General Council is the head of government, and of a pluriform multi-party system. Executive power is exercised by the government. Mayotte elects on territorial level a legislature. ... Political parties in Mayotte lists political parties in Mayotte. ... Politics of Mayotte Categories: Election related stubs | Elections in Mayotte ... Legislative elections are due to be held in Mayotte in 2008. ... Information on politics by country is available for every country, including both de jure and de facto independent states, inhabited dependent territories, as well as areas of special sovereignty. ... Country name: conventional long form: Territorial Collectivity of Mayotte conventional short form: Mayotte alternative conventional short form: French Mayotte Data code: MF Dependency status: overseas collectivity of France See also: Administrative divisions of France Government type: NA Capital: Mamoutzou Administrative divisions: none (territorial collectivity of France) Independence: none (territorial collectivity... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Representative democracy is a form of government founded on the principles of popular sovereignty by the peoples representatives. ... The Head of Government is the chief officer of the executive branch of a government, often presiding over a cabinet. ... Under the doctrine of the separation of powers, the executive is the branch of a government charged with implementing, or executing, the law. ...


Mayotte also sends one deputy to the French National Assembly and two senators to the French Senate. A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters to a parliament. ... The Palais Bourbon, front The French National Assembly (French: ) is one of the two houses of the bicameral Parliament of France under the Fifth Republic. ... The Senate (in French : le Sénat) is the upper house of the Parliament of France. ...


Administrative divisions

Mayotte is divided into 17 communes. There are also 19 cantons (not shown here) each of which corresponds to one of the communes, except for the commune of Mamoudzou which is divided into three cantons. There are no arrondissements. Map of the 36,568 communes of metropolitan France. ... The cantons of France are administrative divisions subdividing arrondissements and départements. ... Mamoudzou is the capital of the Mayotte. ... The 100 French departments are divided into 342 arrondissements, which may be translated into English as districts. ...

  1. Dzaoudzi
  2. Pamandzi
  3. Mamoudzou
  4. Dembeni
  5. Bandrélé
  6. Kani-Kéli
  7. Bouéni
  8. Chirongui
  9. Sada
  10. Ouangani
  11. Chiconi
  12. Tsingoni
  13. M'Tsangamouji
  14. Acoua
  15. Mtsamboro
  16. Bandraboua
  17. Koungou

Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Dzaoudzi is a town located on the island of Pamandzi in Mayotte. ... Pamandzi is a commune in the French overseas collectivity of Mayotte, in the Indian Ocean. ... Mamoudzou is the capital of the Mayotte. ... Dembeni is a commune in the French overseas collectivity of Mayotte, in the Indian Ocean. ... Bandrélé (sometimes spelled Bandrele) is a commune in the French overseas collectivity of Mayotte, in the Indian Ocean. ... Kani-Kéli is a commune in the French overseas collectivity of Mayotte, in the Indian Ocean. ... Bouéni is a town located on the island of Mayotte. ... Chirongui is a commune in the French overseas collectivity of Mayotte, in the Indian Ocean. ... Sada is a commune in the French overseas collectivity of Mayotte, in the Indian Ocean. ... Ouangani is a commune in the French overseas collectivity of Mayotte, in the Indian Ocean. ... Chiconi is a commune in the French overseas collectivity of Mayotte, in the Indian Ocean. ... Tsingoni is a commune in the French overseas collectivity of Mayotte, in the Indian Ocean. ... MTsangamouji is a commune in the French overseas collectivity of Mayotte, in the Indian Ocean. ... Acoua is a commune in the French overseas collectivity of Mayotte, in the Indian Ocean. ... Mtsamboro is a commune in the French overseas collectivity of Mayotte, in the Indian Ocean. ... Bandraboua is a commune in the French overseas collectivity of Mayotte, in the Indian Ocean. ... Koungou is a commune in the French overseas collectivity of Mayotte, in the Indian Ocean. ...

Transport

This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... “Miles” redirects here. ... For other uses, see Port (disambiguation). ... A harbor (or harbour) or haven is a place where ships may shelter from the weather or are stored. ... Dzaoudzi is a town located on the island of Pamandzi in Mayotte. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ...

Demographics

At the 2002 census there were 160,301 people living in Mayotte. 64.7% of these were born in Mayotte, 3.9% were born in the rest of the French Republic (either metropolitan France or overseas France except Mayotte), 28.1% were immigrants from the Comoros, 2.8% were immigrants from Madagascar, and the remaining 0.5% came from other countries.[1] Metropolitan France Metropolitan France (French: or la Métropole) is the part of France located in Europe, including Corsica (French: Corse). ... French overseas departments and territories The French Overseas Departments and Territories (French: départements doutre-mer and territoires doutre-mer or DOM-TOM) consist broadly of French-administered territories outside of Europe. ...


Historical population

1958 1966 1978 1985 1991 1997 2002
23,364 32,607 47,246 67,205 94,410 131,320 160,265
Official figures from past censuses.

Year 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Also see: 2002 (number). ...

Languages

The native languages of Mayotte are:

Kibushi is spoken in the south and north-west of Mayotte, while Shimaore is spoken elsewhere. Introduction Shimaore is one of the two indigeneous languages spoken on the island of Mayotte; Shimaore being the Comorian language, while Shibushi clearly descends from languages spoken on Madagascar. ... Comorian (Shikomor) is the most widely used language on the Comoros (independent islands in the Indian Ocean, off Mozambique and Madagascar). ... This article is about the language. ... Malagasy redirects here. ... Arabic ( or just ) is the largest living member of the Semitic language family in terms of speakers. ... Ulugh Beg Madrasa, Samarkand, ca. ...


Other non-native languages are also present in Mayotte:

  • French, the language imported by the French colonizers
  • various dialects of the Comorian language essentially imported by immigrants who have arrived in Mayotte since 1974: Shindzwani (the dialect of Anjouan), Shingazidza (the dialect of Grande Comore), and Shimwali (the dialect of Mohéli).

Shingazidza and Shimwali on the one hand and Shimaore on the other hand are hardly mutually intelligible. Shindzwani and Shimaore are perfectly mutually intelligible. Map of Anjouan Anjouan (also known as Ndzuwani or Nzwani) is an island in the Comoros. ... Map of Grand Comore Grand Comore (off-white) in relation to Comoros (light brown) Grande Comore (also known as Ngazidja and Ngasidja, and erroneously as Njazidja) is an island in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Africa. ... Map of Mohéli Mohéli, also known as Mwali, is one of the three islands which make up the nation of Comoros. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


A survey was conducted by the French Ministry of National Education in 2006 among pupils registered in CM2 (equivalent to fifth grade in the US and Year 6 in England and Wales). Questions were asked regarding the languages spoken by the pupils as well as the languages spoken by their parents. According to the survey, the ranking of mother tongues is the following (ranked by number of first language speakers in the total population; note that percentages add up to more than 100% because some people are natively bilingual):[2] Categories: French government | France-related stubs | Education in France ... Schoolsystem in France The French educational system is highly centralised, organised, and ramified. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12 and Grade 13 (Discuss) Fifth grade (called Grade 5 in some regions) is a... Education in England is the responsibility of Department for Education and Skills at national level and, in the case of publicly funded compulsory education, of Local Education Authorities. ... “Native Language” redirects here. ...

  • Shimaore: 55.1%
  • Shindzwani: 22.3%
  • Kibushi: 13.6%
  • Shingazidza: 7.9%
  • French: 1.4%
  • Shimwali: 0.8%
  • Arabic: 0.4%
  • Kiantalaotsi: 0.2%
  • Other: 0.4%

However, when also counting second language speakers (e.g. someone whose mother tongue is Shimaore but who also speaks French as a second language) then the ranking becomes: A second language is any language other than the first, or native, language learned; it is typically used because of geographical or social reasons. ...

  • Shimaore: 88.3%
  • French: 56.9%
  • Shindzwani: 35.2%
  • Kibushi: 28.8%
  • Shingazidza: 13.9%
  • Arabic: 10.8%
  • Shimwali: 2.6%
  • Kiantalaotsi: 0.9%
  • Other: 1.2%

French is the only official language of Mayotte. It is the language used by the administrations and the school system. It is the language most used by televisions and radios as well as in commercial announcements and billboards. In spite of this, Mayotte is one of the French overseas territories where the knowledge of French is the least developed, as showed by the figures above. At the 2002 census, only 55% of people older than 15 y/o declared they could read and write French, although this figure is higher than those who can read and write Shimaore (41%) or Arabic (33%).


With the mandatory schooling of children and the economic development both implemented by the French central state, the French language has progressed significantly on Mayotte in recent years. The survey conducted by the Ministry of National Education showed that while first and second language speakers of French represented 56.9% of the population in general, this figure was only 37.7% for the parents of CM2 pupils, but reached 97.0% for the CM2 pupils themselves (whose age is between 10 and 14 in general).


Already there are instances of families speaking only French to their children in the hope of helping their social advancement. With French schooling and French language television, many young people turn to French or use many French words when speaking Shimaore and Kibushi, leading some to fear that these native languages of Mayotte could either disappear or become some sort of French-based creole.[3] A French creole, more properly French-based creole language, is a creole language with substantial influence from the French language. ...


See also

Location: Southern Africa, island in the Mozambique Channel, about one-half of the way from northern Madagascar to northern Mozambique Geographic coordinates: 12 50 S, 45 10 E Map references: Africa Area: total: 374 sq km land: 374 sq km water: 0 sq km Area - comparative: slightly more than twice... Population: 178,437 (July 2003 est. ... Country name: conventional long form: Territorial Collectivity of Mayotte conventional short form: Mayotte alternative conventional short form: French Mayotte Data code: MF Dependency status: overseas collectivity of France See also: Administrative divisions of France Government type: NA Capital: Mamoutzou Administrative divisions: none (territorial collectivity of France) Independence: none (territorial collectivity... Economy - overview: Economic activity is based primarily on the agricultural sector, including fishing and livestock raising. ... Telephones - main lines in use: 12,000 (1998) Telephones - mobile cellular: 0 (2000) Telephone system: small system administered by French Department of Posts and Telecommunications domestic: NA international: microwave radio relay and HF radiotelephone communications to Comoros (2001) Radio broadcast stations: AM 1, FM 5, shortwave 0 (2001) Radios: NA... The French Overseas Departments and Territories (often abbreviated DOM-TOM for départements doutre-mer, territoires doutre-mer) consist broadly of French-administered territories outside of Europe. ... bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla... Indian Ocean Islands The following islands are in the Indian Ocean Réunion (French: La Réunion) - (Overseas department and region) Mayotte (French: Mayotte) - (Overseas collectivity entitled departmental collectivity) Scattered Islands in the Indian Ocean (French: Îles Éparses) (all five have no permanent population) Bassas da India (French: Île Bassas...

References

  1. ^ (French) INSEE, Government of France. MIG 1 DET - POPULATION SELON LE LIEU DE NAISSANCE (XLS). Retrieved on 2007-05-17.
  2. ^ (French) Daniel Barreteau. Premiers résultats d'une enquête sociolinguistique auprès des élèves de CM2 de Mayotte (PDF). Retrieved on 2007-05-17.
  3. ^ (French) Mayotte Hebdo (June 18, 2004). Le shimaoré fout le camp!. Retrieved on 2007-05-17.

INSEE is the French abbreviation for the French National Institute for Statistics and Economic Studies (French: Institut National de la Statistique et des Études Économiques). ... Symbol of the French government The government of France is a semi-presidential system based on the French Constitution of the fifth Republic, in which the nation declares itself to be an indivisible, secular, democratic, and social Republic. The constitution provides for a separation of powers and proclaims Frances... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 137th day of the year (138th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 137th day of the year (138th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 169th day of the year (170th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 137th day of the year (138th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Mayotte is an overseas collectivity of France at the northern end of the Mozambique Channel in the Indian Ocean, between northern Madagascar and northern Mozambique.
The status of Mayotte was changed in 2001 towards one very close to the status of the départements of mainland France, with the particular designation of collectivité départementale, although the island is still claimed by the Comoros.
Mayotte is a member of the Indian Ocean Commission, with a separate membership rather than with the Comoros.
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