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Mayotte


    • Affiliation:
      (territorial collectivity of France)

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

    • Map references:
      Africa

    • Area:

        total area:
        375 sq km

        land area:
        375 sq km

        comparative area:
        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

    • International 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:

        arable land:
        NA%

        permanent crops:
        NA%

        meadows and pastures:
        NA%

        forest and woodland:
        NA%

        other:
        NA%

    • Irrigated land:
      NA sq km

    • Environment:

        current issues:
        NA

        natural hazards:
        cyclones during rainy season

        international agreements:
        NA

    • Note:
      part of Comoro Archipelago






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