Mayotte

Languages:

Shimaore 

Time zone:

EAT (UTC+3) 

Area:

374 sq km 

Population:

212,645 

Currency:

Euro (€) 

Religion:

Islam 

Government:

President of Regional Council 

Phone code:

+264 

Mayotte's flag Flag of Mayotte
Mayotte is an insular department and region of France officially named Département de Mayotte.It consists of a main island, Grande-Terre (or Maore), a smaller island, Petite-Terre (or Pamanzi), and several islets around these two. The archipelago is located in the northern Mozambique Channel in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Southeast Africa, between northwestern Madagascar and northeastern Mozambique. The department status of Mayotte is recent and the region remains the poorest in France. Mayotte is nevertheless much more prosperous than the other countries of the Mozambique Channel, making it a major destination for illegal immigration.
Mayotte's area is 374 square kilometres (144 sq mi) and, with its 212,645 people, is very densely populated at 569 per km² (1,473 per sq mi).The biggest city and prefecture is Mamoudzou on Grande-Terre. However, the Dzaoudzi–Pamandzi International Airport is located on the neighbouring island of Petite-Terre.