Travel Information for Comoros
Time zone:GMT +3 (Eastern Africa time) Daylight savings:    None
Main languages:Arabic, French Other languages:    Comorian
Currency: Comoran francs (KMF)

1 = KMF491, $1 = KMF435, £1 = KMF579

(rates as of Sep 2016)

Internet Domain:.kmInternational Dialling Code:    269

For help planning your trip to Comoros including visas, vaccinations, currency exchange, flights, accomodation and insurance, see our Comoros trip planning page.

Further information on Comoros

Discover more about Comoros - the country's geogrpahy and natural features, an assessment of its status on freedom and rights and data on the country's population and economy.

Geography & Natural Features

Map of comoros

Total area: 2,170 sq km (0 sq km under water)

Coastline: 340 km (Mozambique Channel)

Neighbours (border lengths): No land borders

Climate: Tropical marine climate with rainy season between November and May with a risk of cyclones.

Highest mountain: Le Karthala (2,360m)

Freedom & Rights

Summary status and rankings for Comoros from classifications of different organisations measuring political and economic freedom, democracy and civil rights. See more details of these rankings.

Freedom in the WorldPartly Free -
Democracy IndexAuthoritarian regime 127/167
Economic FreedomMostly Unfree 142/179
Press FreedomSatisfactory situation 49/179
ILGA LGBT rightsNo rights -
Corruption PerceptionsHigh corruption 142/174
Overall Ranking:    141/195

Other Data & Links

Full name: Union of the Comoros     Status: Independent Country

Population: 766,865 (rank: 159/196)     Density: 353.3 people/sq km (rank: 24/196)

Ethnic groups: Antalote, Cafre, Makoa, Oimatsaha, Sakalava

Religions: Sunni Muslim 98%, Roman Catholic 2%

GDP (PPP): $0.911 billion       GDP per capita: $1,300 (rank: 177/195)

Information derived from the CIA World Factbook. Other country profiles: BBC News.