Statistical information Mayotte 1996Mayotte

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Mayotte - Introduction 1996
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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 1996
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Location: Southern Africa, island in the Mozambique Channel, about one-half of the way from northern Madagascar to northern Mozambique

Geographic coordinates

Map reference

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

Land boundaries: 0 km

Coastline: 185.2 km

Maritime claims
Exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
Territorial sea: 12 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 ancient volcanic peaks, deep ravines

Extremes lowest point: Indian Ocean 0 m
Extremes highest point: Benara 660 m

Natural resources: Negligible
Land use

Land use
Arable land: NA
Permanent crops: NA
Permanent pastures: NA
Forests and woodland: NA
Other: NA

Irrigated land: NA

Major rivers

Major watersheds area km²

Total water withdrawal

Total renewable water resources

Natural hazards


Mayotte - People 1996
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100,838 (July 1996 est.)
97,088 (July 1995 est.)

Growth rate:
3.78% (1996 est.)
3.8% (1995 est.)

Noun: Mahorais (singular and plural)
Adjective: Mahoran

Ethnic groups: NA

Languages: Mahorian (a Swahili dialect), French

Muslim 99%
Christian (mostly Roman Catholic)

Demographic profile
Age structure

Age structure
0-14 years:
50% (male 25,099; female 24,881) (July 1996 est.)
49% (male 24,120; female 23,910) (July 1995 est.)

15-64 years:
48% (male 24,790; female 23,727) (July 1996 est.)
48% (male 23,935; female 22,824) (July 1995 est.)

65 years and over:
2% (male 1,152; female 1,189) (July 1996 est.)
3% (male 1,134; female 1,165) (July 1995 est.)

Dependency ratios

Median age

Population growth rate:
3.78% (1996 est.)
3.8% (1995 est.)

Birth rate:
47.93 births/1000 population (1996 est.)
48.44 births/1000 population (1995 est.)

Death rate:
10.12 deaths/1000 population (1996 est.)
10.46 deaths/1000 population (1995 est.)

Net migration rate: 0 migrant(s)/1000 population (1996 est.) 0 migrant(s)/1000 population (1995 est.)

Population distribution


Major urban areas

Current issues: NA
Current issues Natural hazards: cyclones during rainy season
International agreements: NA
International agreements note: Part of Comoro Archipelago

Air pollutants

Sex ratio
At birth: 1.03 male(s)/female
Under 15 years: 1.01 male(s)/female
15-64 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.97 male(s)/female
All ages:
1.02 male(s)/female (1996 est.) Infant Mortality Rate:75.3 deaths/1000 live births (1996 est.)
77.3 deaths/1000 live births (1995 est.)

Mothers mean age at first birth

Maternal mortality ratio

Infant mortality rate

Life expectancy at birth
Total population: 58.7 years (1996 est.), 58.27 years (1995 est.)
Male: 56.43 years (1996 est.), 56.04 years (1995 est.)
Female: 61.05 years (1996 est.), 60.57 years (1995 est.)

Total fertility rate:
6.63 children born/woman (1996 est.)
6.71 children born/woman (1995 est.)

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: definition:NA

School life expectancy primary to tertiary education

Youth unemployment

Mayotte - Government 1996
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Country name
Conventional long form: Territorial Collectivity of Mayotte
Conventional short form: 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: National Day, Taking of the Bastille, 14 July (1789)

Constitution: 28 September 1958 (French Constitution)

Legal system: French law

International law organization participation


Suffrage: 18 years of age; universal

Executive branch
Chief of state: President (of France) Jacques CHIRAC (since 17 May 1995) represented by Prefect Alain WEIL (since NA), who was appointed by the French Ministry of the Interior
Head of government: President of the General Council Younoussa BAMANA (since NA 1976)

Legislative branch: Unicameral General Council (Conseil General):Elections last held NA March 1994 (next to be held NA; results_percent of vote by party NA; seats_(19 total) MPM 12, RPR 4, independents 3 French Senate:Elections last held 24 September 1995 (next to be held 24 September 2001; results_percent of vote by party NA; seats_(1 total) MPM 1 French National Assembly:Elections last held 21 and 28 March 1993 (next to be held NA 1998; results_UDF-CDS 54.3%, RPR 44.3%; seats_(1 total) UDF-CDS 1

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

Political parties and leaders

International organization participation: FZ

Diplomatic representation

Flag descriptionflag of Mayotte: The flag of France is used

National symbols

National anthem

National heritage

Mayotte - Economy 1996
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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 are heavily dependent on French financial assistance. Mayotte's remote location is an obstacle to the development of tourism.

Real gdp purchasing power parity

Real gdp growth rate: NA

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
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

Revenues: NA
Expenditures: $37.3 million, including capital expenditures of NA (1985 est.)

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

total value. $2.9 million (f.o.b., 1992)
$4 million (f.o.b., 1984)

Ylang-ylang (perfume essence)

France 80%
Comoros 15%

Total value:
$87.5 million (f.o.b., 1992)
$21.8 million (f.o.b., 1984)

Building materials
Transportation equipment

France 63%
South Africa 11%
Thailand 9%

Reserves of foreign exchange and gold

Debt external: NA

Stock of direct foreign investment at home

Stock of direct foreign investment abroad

Exchange rates: French francs (F) per US$1_5.0056 (January 1996), 4.9915 (1995), 5.5520 (1994), 5.6632 (1993), 5.2938 (1992), 5.6421 (1991), 5.4453 (1990)

Mayotte - Energy 1996
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Electricity access

Electricity production: NA kWh

Electricity consumption
Per capita: NA kWh

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 1996
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Telephones fixed lines

Telephones mobile cellular

Telephone system: 450 telephones; small system administered by French Department of Posts and Telecommunications
Local: NA
Intercity: NA
International: radio relay and high-frequency radio communications for links to Comoros and international communications

Broadcast media

Internet country code

Internet users

Broadband fixed subscriptions

Mayotte - Military 1996
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Military expenditures

Military and security forces

Military service age and obligation

Terrorist groups

Mayotte - Transportation 1996
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National air transport system

Civil aircraft registration country code prefix

Airports: 1
914 to 1523 m: 1 (1995 est.)

Airports with paved runways

Airports with unpaved runways






Merchant marine: None

Ports and terminals

Mayotte - Transnational issues 1996
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Disputes international

Refugees and internally displaced persons

Illicit drugs


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