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SPAMfighter information about
 

Mayotte

The data on this page is obtained from The World Factbook.
 Communications information 
SPAMfighters: 16
Internet users: NA
Internet hosts: 1 (2006)
Internet Service Providers (ISPs): NA
Internet country code: .yt
Telephones - main lines in use: 10,000 (2002)
Telephones - mobile cellular: 48,100 (2004)
Telephone system: general assessment: small system administered by French Department of Posts and Telecommunications

domestic: NA

international: country code - 269; microwave radio relay and HF radiotelephone communications to Comoros
Radio broadcast stations: AM 1, FM 5, shortwave 0 (2001)
Radios: NA
Television broadcast stations: 3 (2001)
Televisions: 3,500 (1994)
 Geographical information 
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 the size of Washington, DC
Land boundaries: 0 km
Coastline: 185.2 km
Maritime claims: territorial sea: 12 nm

exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
Climate: tropical; marine; hot, humid, rainy season during northeastern monsoon (November to May); dry season is cooler (May to November)
Terrain: generally undulating, with deep ravines and ancient volcanic peaks
Elevation extremes: lowest point: Indian Ocean 0 m

highest point: Benara 660 m
Natural resources: NEGL
Land use: arable land: NA%

permanent crops: NA%

other: NA%
Irrigated land: NA
Natural hazards: cyclones during rainy season
Environment - current issues: NA
Geography - note: part of Comoro Archipelago; 18 islands
 People information 
Population: 201,234 (July 2006 est.)
Age structure: 0-14 years: 46% (male 46,512/female 46,067)

15-64 years: 52.3% (male 56,899/female 48,274)

65 years and over: 1.7% (male 1,756/female 1,726) (2006 est.)
Median age: total: 17 years

male: 18 years

female: 16 years (2006 est.)
Population growth rate: 3.77% (2006 est.)
Birth rate: 40.95 births/1,000 population (2006 est.)
Death rate: 7.7 deaths/1,000 population (2006 est.)
Net migration rate: 4.48 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2006 est.)
Sex ratio: at birth: 1.03 male(s)/female

under 15 years: 1.01 male(s)/female

15-64 years: 1.18 male(s)/female

65 years and over: 1.02 male(s)/female

total population: 1.1 male(s)/female (2006 est.)
Infant mortality rate: total: 60.76 deaths/1,000 live births

male: 66.76 deaths/1,000 live births

female: 54.58 deaths/1,000 live births (2006 est.)
Life expectancy at birth: total population: 61.76 years

male: 59.57 years

female: 64.02 years (2006 est.)
Total fertility rate: 5.79 children born/woman (2006 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate: NA
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS: NA
HIV/AIDS - deaths: NA
Nationality: noun: Mahorais (singular and plural)

adjective: Mahoran
Ethnic groups: NA
Religions: Muslim 97%, Christian (mostly Roman Catholic)
Languages: Mahorian (a Swahili dialect), French (official language) spoken by 35% of the population
Literacy: definition: NA

total population: NA

male: NA

female: NA
 Governmental information 
Country name: conventional long form: Territorial Collectivity of Mayotte

conventional short form: Mayotte
Dependency status: departmental collectivity of France
Government type: NA
Capital: name: Mamoudzou

geographic coordinates: 12 47 S, 45 14 E

time difference: UTC+3 (8 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)
Administrative divisions: none (territorial collectivity of France)
Independence: none (territorial collectivity of France)
National holiday: Bastille Day, 14 July (1789)
Constitution: 4 October 1958 (French Constitution)
Legal system: French law
Suffrage: 18 years of age; universal
Executive branch: chief of state: President Jacques CHIRAC of France (since 17 May 1995), represented by Prefect Jean-Paul KIHL (since 17 January 2005)

head of government: President of the General Council Said Omar OILI (since 8 April 2004)

cabinet: NA

elections: French president elected by popular vote for a five-year term; prefect appointed by the French president on the advice of the French Ministry of the Interior; president of the General Council elected by the members of the General Council for a six-year term; next election to be held in 2010
Legislative branch: unicameral General Council or Conseil General (19 seats; members are elected by popular vote to serve three-year terms)

elections: last held 21 and 28 March 2004 (next to be held in 2007)

election results: percent of vote by party - MDM 23.3%, UMP 22.8%, PS 10.2%, MRC 8.9%, FRAP 6.5%, MPM 1.2%; seats by party - MDM 6, UMP 9, MRC 2, MPM 1, diverse left 1

note: Mayotte elects one member of the French Senate; elections last held 24 September 2001 (next to be held September 2007); results - percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - NA; Mayotte also elects one member to the French National Assembly; elections last held 16 June 2002 (next to be held in 2007); results - percent of vote by party - UMP-RPR 55.08%, UDF 44.92%; seats by party - UMP-RPR 1
Judicial branch: Supreme Court or Tribunal Superieur d´Appel
Political parties and leaders: Democratic Front or FD [Youssouf MOUSSA]; Mahoran Popular Movement or MPM [Ahmed MADI]; Federation of Mahorans or RPR (UMP) [Mansour KAMARDINE]; Force of the Rally and the Alliance for Democracy or FRAP; Movement for Department Status Mayotte or MDM [Mouhoutar SALIM]; Renewed Communist Party of Mayotte or MRC [Omar SIMBA]; Socialist Party or PS (local branch of French Parti Socialiste) [Ibrahim ABUBACAR]; Union for French Democracy or UDF [Henri JEAN-BAPTISTE]
Political pressure groups and leaders: NA
International organization participation: UPU
Diplomatic representation in the US: none (territorial collectivity of France)
Diplomatic representation from the US: none (territorial collectivity of France)
Flag description: unofficial, local flag with the coat of arms of Mayotte centered on a white field, above which the name of the island appears in red capital letters; the main elements of the coat of arms, flanked on either side by a seahorse, appear above a scroll with the motto RA HACHIRI (We are Vigilant); the only official flag is the national flag of France
 Economical information 
Economy - overview: Economic activity is based primarily on the agricultural sector, including fishing and livestock raising. Mayotte is not self-sufficient and must import a large portion of its food requirements, mainly from France. The economy and future development of the island are heavily dependent on French financial assistance, an important supplement to GDP. Mayotte´s remote location is an obstacle to the development of tourism.
GDP (purchasing power parity): $466.8 million (2003 est.)
GDP (official exchange rate): NA
GDP - real growth rate: NA%
GDP - per capita (PPP): $2,600 (2003 est.)
GDP - composition by sector: agriculture: NA%

industry: NA%

services: NA%
Labor force: 44,560 (2002)
Unemployment rate: 32.8% (2003)
Population below poverty line: NA%
Household income or consumption by percentage share: lowest 10%: NA%

highest 10%: NA%
Inflation rate (consumer prices): NA%
Budget: revenues: $NA

expenditures: $73 million; including capital expenditures of $NA (1991 est.)
Agriculture - products: vanilla, ylang-ylang (perfume essence), coffee, copra
Industries: newly created lobster and shrimp industry, construction
Industrial production growth rate: NA%
Electricity - production: NA kWh
Electricity - production by source: fossil fuel: 0%

hydro: 0%

nuclear: 0%

other: 0%
Electricity - consumption: 87.79 million kWh NA kWh
Exports: $4.85 million f.o.b. (2004)
Exports - commodities: ylang-ylang (perfume essence), vanilla, copra, coconuts, coffee, cinnamon
Exports - partners: France 80%, Comoros 15%, Reunion (2004)
Imports: $256.7 million f.o.b. (2004)
Imports - commodities: food, machinery and equipment, transportation equipment, metals, chemicals
Imports - partners: France 66%, Africa 14%, Southeast Asia 11% (2004)
Debt - external: $NA
Currency (code): euro (EUR)
Currency code: EUR
Exchange rates: euros per US dollar - 0.8041 (2005), 0.8054 (2004), 0.886 (2003), 1.0626 (2002), 1.1175 (2001)
Fiscal year: calendar year
 Transportations information 
Airports: 1 (2006)
Airports - with paved runways: total: 1

1,524 to 2,437 m: 1 (2006)
Roadways: total: 93 km

paved: 72 km

unpaved: 21 km
Ports and terminals: Dzaoudzi
 Information about transnational issues 
Disputes - international: claimed by Comoros

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