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 MAHORAN POLITICAL
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Background: Mayotte was ceded to France along with the other islands of the Comoros group in 1843. It was the only island in the archipelago that voted in 1974 to retain its link with France and forego independence.
 
 
Common Name: Mayotte Island Local Official Name: Mayotte Island
Abbreviated Name: Territorial Collectivity of Mayotte Official Name: Mayotte Island
Official Script Name: Mayotte Island Local Common Name: Mayotte Island
Former Name: Mayotte Island Territory of: France
 
Head of State: President Jacques CHIRAC
 
Government Type: territorial collectivity of France
 
Independence: none (territorial collectivity of France)
 
Constitution: 1958 September 28 (French Constitution)
 
National Holiday: Bastille Day, 14 July
 
International Organization Participation: FZ
 
Administrative Divisions: none (territorial collectivity of France)
 
Dependent Areas: NA
 
Legal System: French law
 
Suffrage: 18 years of age years
 
Executive, Legislative and Judicial Branches: Executive Branch: chief of state: President Jacques CHIRAC of France (since 17 May 1995), represented by Prefect Philippe DE MESTER (since 18 September 2001) elections: French president elected by popular vote for a five-year term; prefect appointed by the French president on the advice of the French Ministry of the Interior; president of the General Council elected by the members of the General Council for a six-year term head of government: President of the General Council Younoussa BAMANA (since NA 1977) cabinet: NA Legislative Branch: unicameral General Council or Conseil General (19 seats; members are elected by popular vote to serve three-year terms) elections: last held 7 October 2000 (next to be held NA 2003) election results: percent of vote by party - NA%; seats by party - NA note: Mayotte elects one member of the French Senate; elections last held 24 September 2001 (next to be held NA September 2007); results - percent of vote by party - NA%; seats by party - NA; Mayotte also elects one member to the French National Assembly; elections last held 25 May and 1 June 1997 (next to be held as a special election on NA May 2002); results - percent of vote by party - UDF/FD 51.7%, RPR 48.3%; seats by party - UDF/FD 1 Judicial Branch: Supreme Court or Tribunal Superieur d'Appel
 
Party Leaders: Democratic Front or FD [Youssouf MOUSSA]; Mahoran Popular Movement or MPM [Younoussa BAMANA]; Federation of Mahorans or RPR [Moustoifa MOHAMED]; Movement for Department Status Mayotte or MDM [Younoussa BEN ALI]; Socialist Party or PS (local branch of French Parti Socialiste) [Ibrahim ABUBACAR]; Union for French Democracy or UDF [Henri JEAN-BAPTISTE]; note - may no longer be in existence
 
International Disputes: claimed by Comoros
 
Illicit Drugs: NA 
 
 
 MAHORAN GEOGRAPHY
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Location of Mayotte Island: Southern Africa, island in the Mozambique Channel, about one-half of the way from northern Madagascar to northern Mozambique
 
Continent: Africa Land Area Total: 374 sq km 
Region: Eastern African Land Area Land: 374 sq km
Capitol City: Mamoutzou Land Area Water: 0 sq km
      
Latitude: 012 50 S Border Boundary Land: 0 km
Longitude: 045 10 E Border Boundary Coastline: 185 km 
  
Arable Land: 0.00 % Pastures: 0.00 %
Crops: 0.00 % Woodlands and Forests: 0.00
  
Highest Elevation: 660 m Location: Benara
Lowest Elevation: 0 m Location: Indian Ocean
  
Largest City in Mayotte Island: Largest City Population: 0
  
Threatened Species: 0
 
Environmental Issues: NA
 
Environmental Agreements: NA
 
Irrigated Land: 0
 
Bordering Countries: NA
 
Natural Resources: NA
 
Geographical Terrain: generally undulating, with deep ravines and ancient volcanic peaks
 
Comparative Area of Mayotte Island: slightly more than twice the size of Washington, DC
 
Mayotte Island's Geography: part of Comoro Archipelago; 18 islands
 

 MAHORAN CLIMATE
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General Climate: tropical; marine; hot, humid, rainy season during northeastern monsoon (November to May); dry season is cooler (May to November)
 
Natural Hazards: cyclones during rainy season
 
 
 MAHORAN ECONOMY
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Economic Overview: Economic activity is based primarily on the agricultural sector, including fishing and livestock raising. Mayotte is not self-sufficient and must import a large portion of its food requirements, mainly from France. The economy and future development of the island are heavily dependent on French financial assistance, an important supplement to GDP. Mayotte's remote location is an obstacle to the development of tourism.
 
 
GDP: $85,000,000 USD Currency: euro; French franc
GDP per Capita: $600 USD Currency Code: EUR;
GDP Growth Rate: 0.00 %
  
Currency Exchange Rate History: euros per US dollar - 1.1324 (January 2002), 1.1175 (2001), 1.0854 (2000), 0.9386 (1999); French francs per US dollar - 5.8995 (1998), 5.8367 (1997)
  
  
GDP of Agriculture: 0.00 % GDP of Industry: 0.00 %
GDP of Services: 0.00 %  
   
Inflation Rate: 0.00 % Population in Poverty: 0.00 %
Unemployment Rate: 45.00 % Tourism: 0.00 visitors each year
   
Consumption by lowest 10%: 0.00 % Budget Revenue in USD: $0 USD
Consumption by upper 10%: 0.00 % Budget Expenditures in USD: $73,000,000 USD
   
Electricity Production: 0 kWh Electricity Exports: 0 kWh
Electricity Consumption: 0 kWh Electricity Imports: 0 kWh

Electricity Production by Source:
 
Fossil Fuel Electricity Production: 0.00% Nuclear Electricity Production: 0.00%
Hydro Electricity Production: 0.00% Other Electricity Production: 0.00%
   
Oil Production: 0 barrels per day Natural Gas Production: 0 cu m
Oil Consumption: 0 barrels per day Natural Gas Consumption: 0 cu m
Oil Exports: 0 barrels per day Natural Gas Exports: 0 cu m
Oil Imports: 0 barrels per day Natural Gas Imports: 0 cu m
Proven Oil Reserves: 0 barrels Proven Natural Gas Reserves: 0 cu m
   
External Debt: $0 USD Received in economic aid: $107,700,000 USD
  Donated in economic aid: $0 USD
   
Agricultural Products: vanilla, ylang-ylang (perfume essence), coffee, copra
 
Primary Industries: newly created lobster and shrimp industry, construction
 
Industrial Growth Rate: 0.00 %
  
  
Import Amount in USD: $141,300,000 USD - food, machinery and equipment, transportation equipment, metals, chemicals
 
Import Partners: France 66%, Africa 14%, Southeast Asia 11%
 
Export Amount in USD: $3,440,000 USD - ylang-ylang (perfume essence), vanilla, copra, coconuts, coffee, cinnamon
 
Export Partners: France 80%, Comoros 15%, Reunion
 
    
GINI Index: 0.00%
 
Labor Force Number of People: 0
 
Labor Force by Occupations: NA
 
  
 MAHORAN COMMUNICATIONS
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Radio Broadcast Stations: 6 Number of People with Radios: 0
Television Broadcast Stations: 3 Number of People with Televisions: 3,500
Number of People with Mainline Telephones: 9,314 Number of People with Mobile Phones: 0
 
Internet Service Providers: 0 Internet Users: 0
 
Internet Country Code: .yt Newspapers: 0
Two Letter Country Code: Weights and Measures:
Phone Country Code: +269 Electricity Voltage: Volts
  
Telephone Systems: general assessment: small system administered by French Department of Posts and Telecommunications domestic: NA international: microwave radio relay and HF radiotelephone communications to Comoros
 
  
 MAHORAN TRANSPORTATION
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Highways: 72 km Railways: 0 km
Gas And Oil Pipelines: 0 km Waterways: 0 km
Airports: 1 Heliports: 0
 
Motor Vehicles: 0 per 1,000 people CO2 Emissions: 0 Metric Tons of CO2 per year
  Per capita CO2 emissions: 0.00 Metric Tons of CO2 per year
  
Merchant Marines: NA
 
Ports and Harbors: Dzaoudzi
 
  
 MAHORAN PEOPLE
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Population: 170,879 people type - nationality Birth Rate: 43.59 births per 1,000 people
Population Density: 0.00 people per sq km Death Rate: 8.58 deaths per 1,000 people
Population Growth: 4.41% per year Fertility Rate per Women: 6.15 babies born per woman
 
Population Male 0-14: 39,927 Population Female 0-14: 39,628
Population Male 15-64: 48,237 Population Female 15-64: 40,210
Population Male 65+: 1,429 Population Female 65+: 1,448
 
Population 0-14: 46.60% Literacy Rate: 0.00%
Population 15-64: 51.70% Literacy rate of Males: 0.00%
Population 65+: 1.70% Literacy rate of Females: 0.00%
 
Population that is Male: 55.00 % Population that is Female: 45.00%
Life expectancy at birth in years: 60.21 years Infant mortality rate - baby deaths per 1000 births: 67.76 Babies die per 1,000 births
Life expectancy at birth for Males: 58.12 years Life expectancy at birth for Females: 62.37 years
 
Rate of AIDS/HIV infection: 0.00% Number of people living with AIDS or HIV: 0
Number of people who died of AIDS: 0
   
Disease Risk:
 
Diseases:
 
Net Migration Rate per 1,000 people: 9.11
 
Nationality: MAHORAN
 
Ethnic Groups: NA 
 
  
Primary Language: Mahorian
 
Other Languages: Mahorian (a Swahili dialect), French (official language) spoken by 35% of the population
 
 
Primary Religion: Muslim
 
Other Religions: Muslim 97%, Christian (mostly Roman Catholic)
 
  
 MAHORAN MILITARY
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Branches: defense is the responsibility of France; small contingent of French forces stationed on the island
 
Manpower Fit to Serve: NA years
 
Manpower Available: 0 People
 
Manpower Fit to Serve: 0 People
 
Amount of Manpower Available each Year: 0 People per year
 
Expenditures: $0 USD per year
 
Expenditures as a Percentage of GDP: 0.00
 
 
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