Statistical information Mayotte 2000Mayotte

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Mayotte in the World


Mayotte - Introduction 2000
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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 2000
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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: 12 50 S 45 10 E

Map referenceAfrica

Comparative: slightly more than twice the size of Washington DC

Land boundaries: 0 km

Coastline: 185.2 km

Maritime claims

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


Natural resources: NEGL
Land use

Land use

Irrigated land: NA km²

Major rivers

Major watersheds area km²

Total water withdrawal

Total renewable water resources

Natural hazards: cyclones during rainy season

Note: part of Comoro Archipelago; 18 islands

Mayotte - People 2000
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Population: 155,911 (July 2000 est.)
Growth rate: 4.76% (2000 est.)
Below poverty line: NA%


Ethnic groups: NA

Languages: Mahorian (a Swahili dialect) French (official language) spoken by 35% of the population

Religions: Muslim 97% Christian (mostly Roman Catholic)

Demographic profile
Age structure

Age structure

Dependency ratios

Median age

Population growth rate: 4.76% (2000 est.)

Birth rate: 45.26 births/1000 population (2000 est.)

Death rate: 9.11 deaths/1000 population (2000 est.)

Net migration rate: 11.46 migrant(s)/1000 population (2000 est.)

Population distribution


Major urban areas

Current issues: NA

Air pollutants

Sex ratio

Mothers mean age at first birth

Maternal mortality ratio

Infant mortality rate: 71.31 deaths/1000 live births (2000 est.)

Life expectancy at birth

Total fertility rate: 6.33 children born/woman (2000 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


School life expectancy primary to tertiary education

Youth unemployment

Mayotte - Government 2000
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Country name

Government type: NA

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

Legislative branch: unicameral General Council or Conseil General (19 seats; members are elected by popular vote to serve three-year terms)

Judicial branch: Supreme Court or Tribunal Superieur d'Appel

Political parties and leaders: Association for French Mayotte or Association Pour Mayotte Francaise [Didier BEOUTIS]; Democratic Front or FD [Youssouf MOUSSA]; Mahoran Popular Movement or MPM [Younoussa BAMANA]; Mahoran Rally for the Republic or RPR [Soibahadine Ibrahim RAMADAN]; Socialist Party or PS (local branch of French Parti Socialiste) [Hariti IBRAHIM]; Union for French Democracy or UDF [Henri JEAN-BAPTISTE]

International organization participation: FZ

Diplomatic representation
In the us: none (territorial collectivity of France)
From the us: none (territorial collectivity of France)

Flag descriptionflag of Mayotte: the flag of France is used

National symbols

National anthem

National heritage

Mayotte - Economy 2000
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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 an important supplement to GDP. 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: vanilla ylang-ylang (perfume essence) coffee copra

Industries: newly created lobster and shrimp industry construction

Industrial production growth rate: NA%

Labor force: NA
Labor force

Unemployment rate: 45% (1997)

Youth unemployment

Population below poverty line: NA%

Gini index

Household income or consumption by percentage share

Distribution of family income gini index


Public debt

Taxes and other revenues


Fiscal year: calendar year

Current account balance

Inflation rate consumer prices: NA%

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: $3.44 million (f.o.b. 1997)
Commodities: ylang-ylang (perfume essence) vanilla copra coconuts coffee cinnamon
Partners: France 80% Comoros 15% Reunion

Imports: $141.3 million (f.o.b. 1997)
Commodities: food machinery and equipment transportation equipment metals chemicals
Partners: France 66% Africa 14% Southeast Asia 11% (1997)

Reserves of foreign exchange and gold

Debt external: $N/A

Stock of direct foreign investment at home

Stock of direct foreign investment abroad

Exchange rates: euros per US$1 - 0.9867 (January 2000) 0.9386 (1999); French francs (F) per US$1 - 5.65 (January 1999) 5.8995 (1998) 5.8367 (1997) 5.1155 (1996) 4.9915 (1995)

Mayotte - Energy 2000
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Electricity access

Electricity production: NA kWh

Electricity consumption: NA kWh

Electricity exports: NA kWh

Electricity imports: NA kWh

Electricity installed generating capacity

Electricity transmission distribution losses

Electricity generation sources


Refined petroleum

Natural gas

Carbon dioxide emissions

Energy consumption per capita

Mayotte - Communication 2000
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Telephones fixed lines

Telephones mobile cellular: 0 (1999)

Telephone system: small system administered by French Department of Posts and Telecommunications

Broadcast media

Internet country code

Internet users

Broadband fixed subscriptions

Mayotte - Military 2000
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Military expenditures

Military and security forces

Military service age and obligation

Terrorist groups

Mayotte - Transportation 2000
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National air transport system

Civil aircraft registration country code prefix

Airports: 1 (1999 est.)

Airports with paved runways

Airports with unpaved runways



Railways: 0 km



Merchant marine: none (1999 est.)

Ports and terminals

Mayotte - Transnational issues 2000
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Disputes international: claimed by Comoros

Refugees and internally displaced persons

Illicit drugs


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