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Country (long form) Union of the Comoros
Capital Moroni
Total Area 837.84 sq mi
2,170.00 sq km
(slightly more than 12 times the size of Washington, DC)
Population 596,202 (July 2001 est.)
Estimated Population in 2050 1,835,099
Languages Arabic (official), French (official), Comoran (a blend of Swahili and Arabic)
Literacy 57.3% total, 64.2% male, 50.4% female (1995 est.)
Religions Sunni Muslim 98%, Roman Catholic 2%
Life Expectancy 58.2 male, 62.68 female (2001 est.)
Government Type independent republic
Currency 1 Comoran franc (CF) = 100 centimes
GDP (per capita) $720 (2000 est.)
Industry tourism, perfume distillation, textiles, furniture, jewelry, construction materials, soft drinks
Agriculture vanilla, cloves, perfume essences, copra, coconuts, bananas, cassava (tapioca)
Arable Land 35%
Natural Resources negligible
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