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L'Auberge du Lac Saint-Pierre is a favoured stop between Montreal and Quebec City. Even migratory birds stop there! Why shouldn’t you?

Welcome to Mayotte

One of the four main islands of the Comoros, which controls the Mozambique canal, a French possession since 1841.

It is the only island that chose to retain its status as a French overseas territory during the 1974 referendum that granted independence to the other islands.

Here you can discover overseas France in a tropical setting. The landscape and vegetation are wonderfully rich and the sea water in the lagoon is delightfully clear.

Geography

Composed of one main island and 18 islets
Covers an area of 375 square kilometers

General Information

Status
Territorial collectivity within the French Republic since April 25, 1841.

Government
A general council of 17 members and executive power in the hands of a prefect, 1 member in the French National Assembly and one senator.

Capital
Formerly Dzaoudzi, now Mamoudzou

Currency
French franc

Languages spoken
French, Mohorian

Ethnic groups
French and Sunni Muslim

Principal industries
no mining or industrial sector

Agriculture
perfume plants (vetiver, ylang ylang, vanilla and geranium)

 
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