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|Region||Testing Format||Fee||Test Dates|
|Moroni (Code: C115)||TOEFL Paper Testing||$180
|Sat., Oct 13, 2018
Sat., Feb 09, 2019
Sat., Apr 13, 2019
Comoros, island nation in the Indian Ocean, between Madagascar and the coast of East Africa. The capital Moroni (50 700 residents) is located on the west coast of the island of Njazidja. The Comoros are among the least developed countries on earth; There is hardly any industry, agriculture dominates. Export products are vanilla, cloves and essences for perfume production.
The Comoros, which belong to the sphere of influence of Arab culture, became a French colony in 1912; they have been self-employed since 1975.
- COUNTRYAAH: National flag of Comoros. Includes the year when the flag was designed and formally used. Also covers its meaning and downloadable high definition image.
- Official name: Union of Comoros
- License plate: COM
- ISO-3166: KM, COM (174)
- Internet domain:.km
- Currency: 1 Comorian Franc (FC) = 100 Centimes
- Area: 1861 km²
- Population (2019): 850 900
- Capital: Moroni
- Official language (s): Comorian, French, Arabic
- Form of government: Presidential Federal Republic
- Administrative division: 3 island districts
- Head of State: President Azali Assoumani (since May 26, 2016)
- Religion (s): 98% Muslim, 2% other / n / a
- Time zone: Central European Time +2 hours
- National holiday: July 6th
Location and infrastructure
- Location (geographical): East Africa
- Position (coordinates): between 11 ° and 12 ° 30 ‘south latitude and 43 ° and 45 ° east longitude
- Climate: Tropical-maritime climate
- Highest mountain: Kartala (2,361 m)
- Road network (2002): 673 km (paved), 207 km (unpaved)
- Annual population growth (2020): 1.5%
- Birth rate (2020): 23.6 per 1000 inh.
- Death rate (2020): 6.9 per 1000 residents.
- Average age (2020): 20.9 years
- Average life expectancy (2020): 65.7 years (men 63.3; women 68.1)
- Age structure (2020): 36.7% younger than 15 years, 4.1% older than 65 years
- Literacy rate (15 year olds and older) (2018): 58.8%
- Mobile phone contracts (pre-paid and post-paid) (2018): 60 per 100 residents
- Internet users (2017): 8 per 100 residents
- GDP per capita (2019): US $ 1,350
- Total GDP (2019): US $ 1.179 billion
- GNI per capita (2019): US $ 1,420
- Education expenditure (2015): 2.5% of GDP
- Military expenditure: n / a
- Unemployment rate (15 years and older) (2019): 4.3%
In August 1975 Ali Soilih (* 1937, † 1978) overthrew the government under President Abderemane and, as head of state and government, embarked on a revolutionary course determined by Marxism. A mercenary force of European origin recruited by Abderemane and supported by France drove Soilih away in May 1978 and shot him. After a new constitution came into force (October 1, 1978), Abderemane took overagain the office of President; Since 1982 he has supported himself domestically on the unity party Union Comorienne pour le Progrès (UCP), admitted opposition candidates in the 1982 elections, but they had no chance. At the end of November 1989 the president was killed in an assassination attempt, the previous president of the National Assembly Said Mohammed Djohar (* 1918, † 2006) was then interim president and was confirmed in office in March 1991 by elections. A coup by parts of the army under the French mercenary leader Bob Denard (* 1929, † 2007 ) was put down by French troops in October 1995. Since President Djohar fled to Réunion, the previous Prime Minister Mohamed Caabi El-Yachroutu settled proclaimed president and formed a new cabinet with the involvement of the opposition parties. In the presidential elections in March 1996, Mohamed Taki Abdoulkarim († November 1998) won after Djohar, who had returned from exile, refused to run. After a coup on April 30, 1999, the military under Colonel Azali Assoumani took over the power that formed a transitional government. In August 1997 the island of Mwali declared itself independent, and in October the population of the island of Nzwani also voted for independence. The secessionist efforts, which had repeatedly led to military riots since 1997, could for the time being, after mediation by the OAU and the European Union, be settled by a peace agreement dated February 17, 2001. In this agreement, extended autonomy rights were approved for Mwali and Nzwani. Finally, on December 23, 2001, with the introduction of the new constitution approved by referendum, a federal republic without Mayotte was formed. After the interim government Azali Assoumani declared the winner of the presidential elections in April 2002, but this result was not confirmed by the electoral commission but by a judges’ panel, and the confused domestic political situation worsened. A UN commission finally declared Azali Assoumani the election winner in May 2002. Since then there have been significant competence problems with the presidents of the three islands. The Moroni Agreement of December 20, 2003 paved the way for democratic elections in spring 2004. Azali Assoumani suffered heavy losses both in the local elections in March 2004 and in the elections to the National Assembly in April 2004. In June 2004 the National Assembly and Azali Assoumani were constituted appointed the members of the first federal government of the Comoros. On the occasion of the President of the Comoros’ first state visit to France since independence in 1975, both sides pleaded for a renewal of their relations in January 2005.