Mayotte Island – The Territory of French in Africa
Mayotte Island (territory of France) is situated in Mozambique Channel, between Madagascar and Mozambique. It was the only island in the Comorros archipelago that elected to retain its link with France and forego independence. It has boundary length of 39 km with a total area of 374 square km. Perfume essence, vanilla, coconut and coffee are the high density resources of the Island. The island is full of rugged mountains, volcanic mountains and valleys and receives cyclones and tropical storms in the rainy season. According to 2003 census, the total population of the Island was 178,000, 98% of which are Muslims.