Mayotte BASIC INFOMATION
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Mayotte is divided into 17 municipalities and administrative districts, and 19 administrative townships. Each municipality has a corresponding administrative township. The capital and largest city Mamuchu has three administrative townships. These Administrative units do not belong to the 21 regions of France (Arrondissements). The main islands include the mainland island (Grande-Terre) and the small land island (LaPetite-Terre). Geologically speaking, the mainland island is the oldest island in the Comoros region, 39 kilometers long, 22 kilometers wide, and the highest point It is Mont Bénara, which is 660 meters above sea level. Because it is an island made of volcanic rock, the land in some areas is particularly fertile. Coral reefs surround some islands to protect boats and habitat fish.
Zou Deji was the administrative capital of Mayotte before 1977. It is located on a small land island. This island is 10 kilometers long and is the largest of the few scattered islands surrounding the mainland. Mayotte is a member of the independent Indian Ocean Commission.
Most people are Mahorai from Malagasy. They are Muslims deeply influenced by French culture; The number of Catholics. The official language is French, but most people still speak Comorian (closely related to Swahili); some villages along the coast of Mayotte use Malaga’s Western dialect as their main language. The birth rate greatly exceeds the death rate, and the population is growing rapidly. Moreover, people under the age of 20 account for about 50% of the total population, indicating that the peak natural population growth rate will continue into the 21st century. The main towns are Dezaodji and Mamoudzou, the latter being the island’s largest city and selected capital.
In the 2007 census, Mayotte had 186,452 residents. In the 2002 census, 64.7% of the population was born locally, 3.9% were born elsewhere in the French Republic, 28.1% were immigrants from Comoros, 2.8% were immigrants from Madagascar, and 0.5% were from other countries.
The economy is dominated by agriculture, mainly producing vanilla and other spices. The residents mainly work in agriculture, and agriculture is limited to the central and northeastern plains. Cash crops include vanilla, aromatic trees, coconuts and coffee. Another kind of cassava, bananas, maize, and rice to survive. The main exports are flavors, vanilla, coffee and dried coconut. Inputs include rice, sugar, flour, clothing, construction materials, metal utensils, cement and transportation equipment. The main trading partner is France, and the economy is mostly dependent on French aid. There is a road network connecting the main towns on the island; there is an inter-island aviation airport on Pamandeji Island to the southwest of Dezaodji.
The official currency of Mayotte is the Euro.
According to INSEE’s assessment, Mayotte’s GDP in 2001 totaled 610 million euros (approximately US$547 million according to the exchange rate in 2001; approximately US$903 million according to the exchange rate in 2008). The GDP per capita in the same period was 3,960 euros (3,550 US dollars in 2001; 5,859 US dollars in 2008), which is 9 times higher than Comoros in the same period, but it is only close to the French overseas provinces. One third of Reunion’s GDP and 16% of French metropolitan areas.