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Mayotte:
Geography

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Background
Definition
Mayotte was ceded to France along with the other islands of the Comoros group in 1843. It was the only island in the archipelago that voted in 1974 to retain its link with France and forego independence.
Location
Definition
Southern Indian Ocean, island in the Mozambique Channel, about half way between northern Madagascar and northern Mozambique
Geographic coordinates
Definition
12 50 S, 45 10 E
Map references
Definition
Africa
Area
Definition - World rank and map
total: 374 sq km
land: 374 sq km
water: 0 sq km
Area - comparative
Definition
slightly more than twice the size of Washington, DC
Land boundaries
Definition
0 km
Coastline
Definition
185.2 km
Maritime claims
Definition
territorial sea: 12 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
Climate
Definition
tropical; marine; hot, humid, rainy season during northeastern monsoon (November to May); dry season is cooler (May to November)
Terrain
Definition
generally undulating, with deep ravines and ancient volcanic peaks
Elevation extremes
Definition
lowest point: Indian Ocean 0 m
highest point: Benara 660 m
Natural resources
Definition
NEGL
Land use
Definition - World rank and map
arable land: NA%
permanent crops: NA%
other: NA%
Irrigated land
Definition
NA
Natural hazards
Definition
cyclones during rainy season
Environment - current issues
Definition
NA
Geography - note
Definition
part of Comoro Archipelago (18 islands)


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