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Comoros: Geography#

LocationSouthern Africa, group of islands at the northern mouth of the Mozambique Channel, about two-thirds of the way between northern Madagascar and northern Mozambique
Geographic Coordinates12 10 S, 44 15 E -12.166667,44.25
Area total: 2,235 sq km
land: 2,235 sq km
water: 0 sq km
We are unable to verify those figures from Factbook, since the 6 main sources we used for checking give different figures as follows:
Factbook: 2235
DBpedia: 2235
Geoname: 2170
Infoplease: 2170
Britannica: 1862
Wolfram: 2235

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Land boundaries0 km
Coastline340 km
Elevation Extremeslowest point: Indian Ocean 0 m
highest point: Karthala 2,360 m
Highest MountainsAs there is no entry in Wolfram we are listing mountain list of Geonames only:
According to Geonames: Mount Karthala 2361 m

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Terrainvolcanic islands, interiors vary from steep mountains to low hills
Natural Hazardscyclones possible during rainy season (December to April); volcanic activity on Grand Comore volcanism: Karthala (elev. 2,361 m) on Grand Comore Island last erupted in 2007; a 2005 eruption forced thousands of people to be evacuated and produced a large ash cloud
Natural ResourceNEGL
Land Usearable land: 44.06%
permanent crops: 31.17%
other: 24.77% (2011)
Climatetropical marine; rainy season (November to May)
Irrigated Land1.3 sq km NA (2003)
Renewable Water Resources1.2 cu km (2011)
Environment_CurrentIssuessoil degradation and erosion results from crop cultivation on slopes without proper terracing; deforestation
Environment - international agreementsparty to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Wetlands
signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements
Large CitiesMoroni; Mutsamudu; Fomboni; Domoni; Tsembehou
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Important Cities
Geography-noteimportant location at northern end of Mozambique Channel