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Islands of Mayotte (France)

Mayotte   - including Pamanzi, M'Zambora, etc.    [485]
   Group: Archipelago: Comoro Archipelago
   Country: France - Mayotte (claimed by Comoros)
Lat: 12.82º S   Long : 45.14º E
Area: 371.1 sq. km   Altitude: 660 m
Shoreline: 169.5 km (scale 1:1000000)   Coastal Index: 0.4568
Depth to nearest land: 3000 m
Nearest island: 60 km   group: 300 km
Nearest continent: Africa    Distance: 500 km    Isolation Index: 47
ISLAND TYPE: volcanic with barrier reef      Natural Protection Indicator: 0
CLIMATE:   tropical  coast rainfall 1094 mm
CATASTROPHIC THREATS: cyclones
   Threat Indicator: 1
ECOSYSTEMS:           
Mangroves in many bays; lagoon reefs, barrier reefs
SPECIAL FEATURES :   Special Features Indicator - Terrestrial: 1   Marine: 0
   turtle nesting area
HUMAN OCCUPATION: Inhabited
  Population: 47246 (1980)   Density: 127.3 persons/sq. km
  Growth Rate: 0.0%/yr   Stable
  Accessibility: airport
  Percent population in agr/mining/fishing: 87%   Human Threat Indicator: 3
  Gross Domestic Product: $ 339 per capita    Economic Pressure Indicator: 0
HUMAN IMPACT INDEX     HI: 6
CONSERVATION IMPORTANCE INDEX   CI-Terrestrial: 2   Low
CI-Marine: 1   Low
Last updated: 30/01/89

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