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Comoros PopulationComoros PopulationPhoto: Woodlouse CC BY-SA 2.0 no changes made

The population of Comoros is 808,090 (2017).The population density is 361 inhabitants per square kilometre.

The natural population growth rate is 1.64% (2017).
Birth rate per 1000 inhabitants is 26.1 (2017)
Death rate per 1000 inhabitants is 5.5 (2017)
Life expectancy is 64.6 years. (Men 62.23 and women 67 years (2017)

The population is descended from immigrants who successfully settled in Comoros from Asia, Madagascar, East Africa and the Persian Gulf over the past 1000 years. There are several ethnic groups including: Antalote, Cafre, Makoa, Oimatsaha and Sakalava. In general, the different ethnic groups live together peacefully.


French language mapFrench language mapPhoto: Public domain

French and Arabic are the two official languages of Comoros. Furthermore, Shikomoro (Comorian) is spoken.


Comoros, Badjanani Mosque in MoroniComoros, Badjanani Mosque in MoroniPhoto: Sascha Grabow CC 3.0 Unported no changes made

Islam is the state religion and most Comorians are Sunni Muslims. There is also a Roman Catholic minority (2%).


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