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Coordinates: 12°46′50″S 45°13′40″E / 12.78056°S 45.22778°E / -12.78056; 45.22778

Commune of Mamoudzou

Location
Mamoudzou.png
Location of the commune (in red) within Mayotte
Coordinates 12°46′50″S 45°13′40″E / 12.78056°S 45.22778°E / -12.78056; 45.22778
Administration
Country France
Overseas community Mayotte
(capital city)
Mayor Hassani Abdallah
(2001–present)
Statistics
Elevation 0–572 m (0–1,900 ft)
Land area 41.94 km2 (16.19 sq mi)
Population1 53,022  (July 2007 census)
 - Density 1,264 /km2 (3,270 /sq mi)
Miscellaneous
INSEE/Postal code 98511/ 97600
1 Population sans doubles comptes: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.
A view of the sea from the city

Mamoudzou is the capital of the French overseas collectivity of Mayotte, in the Indian Ocean. Mamoudzou, known as Momoju in the local Shimaore language, is the most populated commune (municipality) of Mayotte. It is located on Grande-Terre (or Mahoré), the main island of Mayotte. The former capital of Mayotte was Dzaoudzi, on the small island of Petite-Terre (or Pamanzi), but Mamoudzou was chosen as the capital in 1977. The island is located in the Mozambique Channel, between northern Mozambique and northern Madagascar.

Administration

The commune is composed of 6 villages in addition to its central habitation, also called Mamoudzou. These are: Kawéni, Mtsapéré, Passamainti, Vahibé, Tsoundzou I and Tsoundzou II.

The commune is also subdivided into 3 cantons; Mamoudzou I, Mamoudzou II and Mamoudzou III.

Demographics

Population history
1985 1991 1997 2002 2007
12 026 20 307 32 733 45 485 53 022
Statistics accurate as of 1991
Village Populations
Village 1997 2002
Kavani 3 948 5 488
Kaweni 6 206 9 604
Mamoudzou 5 666 6 533
Mtsapéré 6 979 10 495
Passamainty 5 173 6 008
Tsountsou 1 2 093 3 058
Tsountsou 2 574 1 063
Vahibé 2 135 3 236
Statistics accurate as of 1997

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Travel guide

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikitravel

Africa : East Africa : Mayotte : Mamoudzou
Contents

Mamoudzou is the largest town in Mayotte. It is situated on the North East aspect of the main island of Mayotte (Grand Terre), lying opposite Mayotte's other island, Petit Terre. The airport for Mayotte is on Petit Terre. To get between the two islands there is a frequent passenger/car ferry

Get around

Driving a car is "exciting". The locals tend to bend the rules of the road so caution is necessary at all times

See

Daily very colorful and bustling market

Do

Go on boat rides into the Lagoon to watch Dolphins and Whales (seasonal)

Buy

Mampoudzou has no "shopping center" as such but there are a few shops scattered around, along with banks, restaurants, hotels and bars (despite the island being mainly Muslim)

Eat

Buy charcoal in the market for beach barbecues.

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Proper noun

Mamoudzou

  1. The capital of Mayotte

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