Government: Federal Presidential Republic
Current President: Azali Assoumani
- One of the world’s poorest countries, Comoros is made up of three islands that have inadequate transportation links, a young and rapidly increasing population, and few natural resources.
- Agriculture, including fishing, hunting, and forestry, contributes 40% to GDP, employs 80% of the labor force, and provides most of the exports.
- The country is not self-sufficient in food production; rice, the main staple, accounts for the bulk of imports.
Population: 821,164 (2018)
Land Size: 2,034 sq km (785 sq miles)
Major Ethnic Groups:
- Sunni Muslim: 98%
- Roman Catholic: 2%
- Arabic (official)
- French (official)
- Shikomoro (a blend of Swahili and Arabic)