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Comoros Travel Guide

Key Facts
Area

1,862 sq km (719 sq miles).

Population

752,288 (2013).

Population density

404 per sq km.

Capital

Moroni.

Government

Federal Islamic Republic.

Head of state

President Ikililou Dhoinine since 2011.

Head of government

President Ikililou Dhoinine since 2011.

Electricity

220 volts AC, 50Hz. Plugs with two rounded pigs are used. Electricity shortages occur.

Calm, secluded and booze-free, the Comoros islands offer a magical and innocent getaway for those looking for some time out. The Comoros islands' vegetation is rich and varied: 65% of the world's perfume essence comes from here, being processed from the blossoms of ylang-ylang, jasmine and orange. Spices, including nutmeg, cloves, pepper and vanilla, are also widely grown.

The islands are of volcanic origin and are surrounded by coral reefs, and the more energetic travellers can scramble to the top of Mount Karthala, an active volcano on Ngazidja, or enjoy a vast range of watersports.

Travel Advice

Last updated: 25 October 2014

The travel advice summary below is provided by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in the UK. 'We' refers to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. For their full travel advice, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.

There is no British diplomatic representation in Comoros. Consular assistance is provided by the British High Commission in Port Louis, Mauritius.

Crime levels are low, but you should take sensible precautions. Avoid any crowds or political gatherings.

Piracy is a significant threat in the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean. Sailing vessels are particularly vulnerable.

There is a low threat from terrorism. See terrorism

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