The Comoros is a volcanic archipelago, composed of 4 islands, located off the east coast of Africa, in the warm waters of the Mozambique Channel in the Indian Ocean. The Grand Comore (Ngazidja), the largest island in the nation-state, is surrounded by beaches and old lava from the active Mount Karthala Volcano. The are size of the island is 2238 Km2

Around the port and the medina of the capital, Moroni, are carved doors and a white colonnade, the Old Friday Mosque, reminiscent of the Arab heritage of these islands. Each of the islands has an economic and tourist potential characterized by the abundance of Arab and African cultures. The Comoros is a country of peace and security and whose economic wealth, based in particular on agriculture, tourism and the blue economy, remains untapped and to be discovered.

Despite its status as a Small Island Developing State (PIED), the geostrategic position of the Union of the Comoros, in the great basin of the Indian Ocean, at the crossroads of Africa, Europe, Asia and from Oceania; as well as its membership in major regional and international groups (French, Arabic and English), allow it to widen its furrow in the concert of Nations.

The Comoros is made up of three islands.Agriculture, including fishing, hunting, and forestry, accounts for about 50% of GDP, employs a majority of the labor force, and provides most of the exports. Export income is heavily reliant on the three main crops of vanilla, cloves, and ylang ylang (perfume essence); and the Comoros’ export earnings are easily disrupted by disasters such as fires and extreme weather.

Reasons to invest in Comoros:

  • The Comoros are situated at the northern mouth of the Mozambique Channel, about two-thirds of the way between northern Madagascar and northern Mozambique. The four main inhabited islands include Grand Comore, Anjouan, Moheli and Mayotte, although only the first three form the Republic of Comoros; Mayotte is a French department.
  • Agriculture is the largest contributor to the economy, with just under half of available land given over to food production. Agriculture, including fishing and forestry contributes 50 percent to GDP, employs 80 percent of the labor force, and provides most of the exports.
  • Export income is heavily reliant on the three main crops of vanilla, cloves, and ylang-ylang, used in the manufacture of perfume.
  • Tourism has yet to really take off in the Comoros Islands, but with its tropical climate, natural beauty and 400km of coastline, it is a sector with much potential, and one the Government is keen to develop.

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