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Mamoudzou
Mamoudzou
(French pronunciation: ​[mamudzu]; Shimaore Comorian: Momoju[1]) is the capital of the French overseas region and department of Mayotte, in the Indian Ocean. Mamoudzou
Mamoudzou
is the most populated commune (municipality) of Mayotte. It is located on Grande-Terre (or Mahoré), the main island of Mayotte.

Contents

1 History 2 Administration 3 Demographics 4 Economy 5 References 6 External links

History[edit] The former capital of Mayotte
Mayotte
was Dzaoudzi, on the small island of Petite-Terre (or Pamanzi), but Mamoudzou
Mamoudzou
was chosen as the capital in 1977. In the 1985 census, 12,026 people were recorded in the main town.[2] There have been environment concerns about marine pollution in the area; "important degradation in the quality of the coastal waters" between 1977 and 2007 has been reported in the Coral Reef Lagoon in the Mamoudzou– Dzaoudzi
Dzaoudzi
strait, and in the Mamoudzou–Majikavo conurbation.[3] Administration[edit]

Mamoudzou
Mamoudzou
City Hall

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-1, Mamoudzou-2 and Mamoudzou-3. The government owns the radio station in Mamoudzou
Mamoudzou
and broadcasts in French and Mahorian. The government departments, including Agriculture and Forestry, Education, Health and Social Security, Public Works, Work, Employment and training and Youth and Sports are situated on the Rue Mariaze in the town.[4] The government departments have been based in the town since before it became the capital, from World War II. France
France
Télécom operates in the town.[5] Demographics[edit]

Population history

1966 1978 1985 1991 1997 2002 2007 2012

4,556 7,798 12,026 20,307 32,774 45,485 53,022 57,281

Official census figures.

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

Economy[edit]

Place du Marché

Mamoudzou
Mamoudzou
contains a bank and shopping centre. The economic centre of the town is the Place du Marche, which contains the bank, Air France and Ewa Air
Ewa Air
offices, and the tourist office.[6] The headquarters of the magazine Jana na Leo, "primarily concerned with articles on social life of the island of Mahore", is published in Mamoudzou.[7] Restaurants of note in Mamoudzou
Mamoudzou
include the Les Terrasses, Hotel Restaurant Isijiva, Le Barfly and Mamoudzou
Mamoudzou
La Kaz.[8] A ferry service is provided for tourists to the island of Petite Terre.[9] References[edit]

^ Allibert, Claude (2002). Regards sur Mayotte
Mayotte
(in French). INALCO. p. 305. ISBN 978-2-85831-135-4.  ^ Wright, John (23 May 2006). New York Times Almanac 2002. Routledge. p. 1589. ISBN 978-1-135-45586-6.  ^ Ceccaldi, Hubert J. (12 January 2011). Global Change: Mankind-Marine Environment Interactions: Proceedings of the 13th French-Japanese Oceanography Symposium. Springer Science & Business Media. p. 407. ISBN 978-90-481-8630-3.  ^ Africa South of the Sahara 2003. Psychology Press. 31 October 2002. p. 243. ISBN 978-1-85743-131-5.  ^ Routledge (9 November 2007). Africa South of the Sahara 2008. Taylor & Francis.  ^ Hodd, Michael (1994). East African Handbook. Trade & Travel Publications. p. 706. ISBN 978-0-8442-8983-0.  ^ Ottenheimer, Martin (1 January 1994). Historical Dictionary of the Comoro Islands. Scarecrow Press. p. 92. ISBN 978-0-8108-2819-3.  ^ Nourault, Gilles; Perrin, François (2003). Mayotte: guide touristique et culturel (in French). Orphie. p. 315.  ^ Madagascar
Madagascar
& Comoros. Lonely Planet. 2008. p. 257. ISBN 978-1-74104-608-3. 

External links[edit]

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Official website (in French)

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Communes of Mayotte

Acoua Bandraboua Bandrele Bouéni Chiconi Chirongui Dembeni Dzaoudzi Kani-Kéli Koungou Mamoudzou Mtsamboro M'tsangamouji Ouangani Pamandzi Sada Tsingoni

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Bourg-en-Bresse
(Ain) Laon
Laon
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Montpellier
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Tours
(Indre-et-Loire) Grenoble
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(Isère) Lons-le-Saunier
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Mont-de-Marsan
(Landes) Blois
Blois
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Le Puy-en-Velay
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Nantes
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Cahors
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Agen
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Angers
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Saint-Lô
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Châlons-en-Champagne
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Bar-le-Duc
(Meuse) Vannes
Vannes
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Metz
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Nevers
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Lille
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Beauvais
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Alençon
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Arras
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Clermont-Ferrand
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Perpignan
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Strasbourg
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Colmar
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Lyon
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Vesoul
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Mâcon
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Le Mans
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Chambéry
(Savoie) Annecy
Annecy
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Paris
(Paris) Rouen
Rouen
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Melun
(Seine-et-Marne) Versailles (Yvelines) Niort
Niort
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Amiens
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Albi
(Tarn) Montauban
Montauban
(Tarn-et-Garonne) Toulon
Toulon
(Var) Avignon
Avignon
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La Roche-sur-Yon
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Poitiers
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Limoges
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Épinal
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Auxerre
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Belfort
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Nanterre
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Bobigny
(Seine-Saint-Denis) Créteil
Créteil
(Val-de-Marne) Cergy, Pontoise
Pontoise
(Val-d'Oise)

Overseas departments

Basse-Terre
Basse-Terre
(Guadeloupe) Fort-de- France
France
(Martinique) Cayenne
Cayenne
(French Guiana) Saint-Denis (Réunion) Mamoudzou
Mamoudzou
(Mayotte)

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Prefectures of the regions of France

Metropolitan France

Lyon
Lyon
(Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes) Dijon
Dijon
(Bourgogne-Franche-Comté) Rennes
Rennes
(Brittany) Orléans
Orléans
(Centre-Val de Loire) Ajaccio
Ajaccio
(Corsica) Strasbourg
Strasbourg
(Grand Est) Lille
Lille
(Hauts-de-France) Paris
Paris
(Île-de-France) Rouen
Rouen
(Normandy) Bordeaux
Bordeaux
(Nouvelle-Aquitaine) Toulouse
Toulouse
(Occitanie) Nantes
Nantes
(Pays de la Loire) Marseille
Marseille
(Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur)

Overseas regions

Cayenne
Cayenne
(French Guiana) Basse-Terre
Basse-Terre
(Guadeloupe) Fort-de- France
France
(Martinique) Mamoudzou
Mamoudzou
(Mayotte) Saint-Denis (Réunion)

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Lobamba
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Cape Town
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Bloemfontein
(judicial), South Africa

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Santa Cruz de Tenerife
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São Tomé
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Yamoussoukro
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Abidjan
(economic), Ivory Coast

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Overseas region
of France 4 Autonomous region of Portugal 5 Autonomous community of Spain

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