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Moroni
موروني Mūrūnī
City Centre of Moroni, Capital of the Comores, with Central Mosque and Harbor Bay. Photo by Sascha Grabow.
Moroni is located in Comoros
Moroni
Location of Moroni on the island of Grande Comore
Coordinates: 11°45′S 43°12′E / 11.75°S 43.2°E / -11.75; 43.2
Country  Comoros
Island Grand Comore
Capital city 1962
Population (2003)
 - Total 60,200 (estimate)
Time zone Eastern Africa Time (UTC+3)

Moroni (in Arabic موروني Mūrūnī) is the largest city of the Comoros and since 1958 has served as its capital. In Cormorian, Moroni translates as "in the heart of the fire", perhaps alluding to the city's proximity to Mount Karthala.[1] The city's estimated population in 2003 was 60,200 residents.[2][3]

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History

Moroni was founded by Arabic settlers possibly during the 10th century BCE as the capital of a sultanate connected commercially to Zanzibar in Tanzania.[4]

Geography

The city is located on the western coast of Grande Comore (also known as N'gazidja) island. Moroni is served by the Prince Said Ibrahim International Airport (IATA airport code: HAH). There is also a harbour with regular transport to the African mainland and the other islands in the Comoros archipelago, as well as Madagascar and other Indian ocean islands. Moroni is located at 11°45′S 43°12′E / 11.75°S 43.2°E / -11.75; 43.2Coordinates: 11°45′S 43°12′E / 11.75°S 43.2°E / -11.75; 43.2.

Commerce

Exports include vanilla, cocoa, and coffee.

Tourism

Moroni has many excellent beaches. The Ancienne Mosquée du Vendredi (Old Friday Mosque) is a popular tourist spot.

Climate

Weather data for Moroni
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 34
(93)
34
(93)
35
(95)
34
(93)
33
(91)
32
(90)
31
(88)
31
(88)
31
(88)
33
(91)
34
(93)
36
(97)
36
(97)
Average high °C (°F) 30
(86)
30
(86)
31
(88)
30
(86)
29
(84)
28
(82)
28
(82)
27
(81)
28
(82)
29
(84)
31
(88)
31
(88)
29
(84)
Average low °C (°F) 23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(73)
21
(70)
20
(68)
19
(66)
19
(66)
19
(66)
20
(68)
22
(72)
23
(73)
21
(70)
Record low °C (°F) 20
(68)
20
(68)
20
(68)
20
(68)
17
(63)
14
(57)
14
(57)
14
(57)
15
(59)
16
(61)
18
(64)
19
(66)
14
(57)
Precipitation mm (inches) 345
(13.58)
311
(12.24)
300
(11.81)
296
(11.65)
233
(9.17)
215
(8.46)
194
(7.64)
118
(4.65)
117
(4.61)
91
(3.58)
102
(4.02)
220
(8.66)
2,543
(100.12)
Source: BBC Weather [5] 2009-08-18

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Simple English

Moroni
Location of Moroni on the island of Grand Comore
Coordinates: 11°45′S 43°12′E / 11.75°S 43.2°E / -11.75; 43.2
Country Comoros
Capital city 1962
Population (2003)
 - Total 60,200 (est)UNIQ5a5cf2be43b94,897-ref-00,000,000-QINU
Time zone Eastern Africa Time (UTC+3)

Moroni (Arabic: موروني) is the capital of the Comoros. It is the largest city in the country. Moroni replaced Dzaoudzi as the capital in 1962. The city has a population of about 60,200 people[1].

The city is located on the western coast of Grande Comore island. Moroni is served by the Prince Said Ibrahim International Airport. There is also a harbour which has ship which go between the African mainland and the islands in the Comoros archipelago, as well as Madagascar and other Indian ocean islands.

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