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Comoros

Time Difference: EST + 7 hours   Current Time and Date in Comoros
Currency: Currency Converter  – Comoran Franc (KMF)
Travel Advisory: State Department Report Comoros 
US Embassy in Comoros: www.antananarivo.usembassy.gov

The Comoros is a sovereign archipelago island nation in the Indian Ocean, located at the northern end of the Mozambique Channel off the eastern coast of Africa, between northeastern Mozambique and northwestern Madagascar. Other countries near the Comoros are Tanzania to the northwest and the Seychelles to the northeast. Its capital is Moroni, on Grande Comore.  The name “Comoros” derives from the Arabic word قمر qamar (“moon”). As a nation formed at a crossroads of many civilizations, the archipelago is noted for its diverse culture and history.  In addition to many smaller islands, the country consists of the four major islands in the volcanic Comoros archipelago: northwesternmost Grande Comore (Ngazidja); Mohéli (Mwali); Anjouan (Nzwani); and southeasternmost Mayotte (Maore).

Health: CDC Comoros
What to Pack
Weather: Comoros Weather
Communications:
Dial 011 followed by country code 269

Travel Requirements

  • Passport
  • Visa required for all US Passport Holders, If you are not a US Passport holder, please consult the embassy in your region.

Diplomatic Missions

Commission de l’Océan Indien
Indian Ocean Commission (COI) is an intergovernmental organization that joins Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, France (for Réunion), and the Seychelles together to encourage cooperation.

Ministère des Relations Extérieures et de la Coopération
Comoros Ministry of External Relations and Cooperation.

Permanent Mission of the Union of the Comoros
Permanent Mission of the Union of the Comoros to the United Nations.

CLIMATE

Warm Season: October to December; Average daily high temperature of 88°F and low of 76°F
Cold Season: June to September; Average daily high temperature of 83°F and low of 69°F
Language: French and Arabic are the official languages and English is widely spoken

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