Statistical information Mayotte 1992Mayotte

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Mayotte - Introduction 1992
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Background: Mayotte was ceded to France along with the other Comoros in 1843. It was the only island in the archipelago that voted in 1974 to retain its link with France and forgo independence.

Mayotte - Geography 1992
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Geographic coordinates

Map reference

Total: 375 km²
Land: 375 km²
Comparative: slightly more than twice the size of Washington, DC

Land boundaries: none

Coastline: 185.2 km

Maritime claims
Exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
Territorial sea: 12 nm
Disputes: claimed by Comoros

Climate: tropical; marine; hot, humid, rainy season during northeastern monsoon (November to May; dry season is cooler (May to November)

Terrain: generally undulating with ancient volcanic peaks, deep ravines


Natural resources: negligible
Land use

Land use:
arable land: NA%; permanent crops: NA%; meadows and pastures
NA%; forest and woodland NA%; other NA%

Irrigated land

Major rivers

Major watersheds area km²

Total water withdrawal

Total renewable water resources

Natural hazards


Mayotte - People 1992
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Population: 86,628 (July 1992), growth rate 3.8% (1992)

Nationality: noun - Mahorais (singular and plural; adjective - Mahoran

Ethnic groups

Languages: Mahorian (a Swahili dialect), French

Religions: Muslim 99%; remainder Christian, mostly Roman Catholic

Demographic profile
Age structure

Age structure

Dependency ratios

Median age

Population growth rate

Birth rate: 50 births/1000 population (1992)

Death rate: 12 deaths/1000 population (1992)

Net migration rate: 0 migrants/1000 population (1992)

Population distribution


Major urban areas

Current issues: subject to cyclones during rainy season
Current issues note: part of Comoro Archipelago; located in the Mozambique Channel about halfway between Africa and Madagascar

Air pollutants

Sex ratio

Mothers mean age at first birth

Maternal mortality ratio

Infant mortality rate: 84 deaths/1000 live births (1992)

Life expectancy at birth: 55 years male, 59 years female (1992)

Total fertility rate: 6.9 children born/woman (1992)

Contraceptive prevalence rate

Drinking water source

Current health expenditure

Physicians density

Hospital bed density

Sanitation facility access


Major infectious diseases

Obesity adult prevalence rate

Alcohol consumption

Tobacco use

Children under the age of 5 years underweight

Education expenditures

Literacy: NA% (male NA%, female NA%)

School life expectancy primary to tertiary education

Youth unemployment

Mayotte - Government 1992
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Country name
Conventional long form: Territorial Collectivity of Mayotte

Government type: territorial collectivity of France

Capital: Mamoutzou

Administrative divisions: none (territorial collectivity of France)

Dependent areas

Independence: none (territorial collectivity of France)

National holiday: Taking of the Bastille, 14 July (1789)

Constitution: 28 September 1958 (French Constitution)

Legal system: French law

International law organization participation


Suffrage: universal at age 18
French National Assembly:
last held 5 and 12 June 1988 (next to be held
June 1993); results - percent of vote by party NA; seats - (1 total) UDC 1

French Senate: last held on 24 September 1989 (next to be held September 1992); results - percent of vote by party NA; seats - (1 total) MPM 1
General Council: last held June 1988 (next to be held June 1993); results - percent of vote by party NA; seats - (17 total) MPM 9, RPR 6, other 2

Executive branch: government commissioner

Legislative branch: unicameral General Council (Conseil General)

Judicial branch: Supreme Court (Tribunal Superieur d'Appel)

Political parties and leaders

International organization participation: FZ
Diplomatic representation:
as a territorial collectivity of France,
Mahoran interests are represented in the US by France

Diplomatic representation

Flag descriptionflag of Mayotte: the flag of France is used

National symbols

National anthem

National heritage

Mayotte - Economy 1992
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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 is heavily dependent on French financial assistance.
GDP: exchange rate conversion - $NA, per capita $NA; real growth rate NA%

Real gdp purchasing power parity

Real gdp growth rate

Real gdp per capita ppp

Gross national saving
Gdp composition by sector of origin

Gdp composition by end use

Gdp composition by sector of origin

Agriculture products: most important sector; provides all export earnings; crops - vanilla, ylang-ylang, coffee, copra; imports major share of food needs

Industries: newly created lobster and shrimp industry

Industrial production growth rate: growth rate NA%

Labor force: NA
Organized labor: NA
Labor force

Unemployment rate: NA%

Youth unemployment

Population below poverty line

Gini index

Household income or consumption by percentage share

Distribution of family income gini index

Budget: revenues $NA; expenditures $37.3 million, including capital expenditures of $NA (1985)

Public debt

Taxes and other revenues


Fiscal year: calendar year

Current account balance

Inflation rate consumer prices

Central bank discount rate

Commercial bank prime lending rate

Stock of narrow money

Stock of broad money

Stock of domestic credit

Market value of publicly traded shares

Current account balance

Exports: $4.0 million (f.o.b., 1984)
Commodoties: ylang-ylang, vanilla
Partners: France 79%, Comoros 10%, Reunion 9%

Imports: $21.8 million (f.o.b., 1984)
Commodoties: building materials, transportation equipment, rice, clothing, flour
Partners: France 57%, Kenya 16%, South Africa 11%, Pakistan 8%

Reserves of foreign exchange and gold

Debt external

Stock of direct foreign investment at home

Stock of direct foreign investment abroad

Exchange rates: French francs (F) per US$1 - 5.3801 (January 1992), 5.6421 (1991), 5.4453 (1990), 6.3801 (1989), 5.9569 (1988), 6.0107 (1987)

Mayotte - Energy 1992
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Electricity access

Electricity production: NA kW capacity; NA million kWh produced, NA kWh per capita

Electricity consumption

Electricity exports

Electricity imports

Electricity installed generating capacity

Electricity transmission distribution losses

Electricity generation sources


Refined petroleum

Natural gas

Carbon dioxide emissions

Energy consumption per capita

Mayotte - Communication 1992
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Telephones fixed lines

Telephones mobile cellular

Telephone system

Broadcast media

Internet country code

Internet users

Broadband fixed subscriptions

Mayotte - Military 1992
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Military expenditures

Military and security forces

Military service age and obligation

Terrorist groups

Mayotte - Transportation 1992
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National air transport system

Civil aircraft registration country code prefix

Airports: 1 with permanent-surface runways 1,220-2,439 m

Airports with paved runways

Airports with unpaved runways






Merchant marine

Ports and terminals

Mayotte - Transnational issues 1992
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Disputes international

Refugees and internally displaced persons

Illicit drugs

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