President Ahmed Abdallah Mohamed Sambi since 2006.
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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.