Comoros is an archipelago of islands in the Indian Ocean, off the eastern coast of Africa. First settled by Bantu speakers who came from East Africa, as well as by Arabs and Austronesians, it was colonized by the French during the 19th century, before becoming independent in 1975.

The three main islands of the archipelago are:  Ngazidja (Grande Comore), Mwali (Mohéli) and Ndzuani (Anjouan). It has fewer than a million inhabitants, and its main languages are Arabic, French, Comoran (a blend of Swahili and Arabic). Most of the people identify as Muslim.

Average Monthly Earnings

Employment-to-Population Ratio

Unemployment Rate

Employment by Sector

Agriculture 38.0%
Industry 19.0%
Services 43.0%

Employment Distribution by Education

Age 15+

Less than Basic 71.1%
Basic 14.9%
Intermediate 6.3%
Advanced 7.7%
Level Not Stated 0%

Age 15-24

Less than Basic 74.6%
Basic 21.5%
Intermediate 2.4%
Advanced 1.6%
Level Not Stated 0%

Age 15-64

Less than Basic 69.4%
Basic 15.7%
Intermediate 6.6%
Advanced 8.2%
Level Not Stated 0%

Age 25+

Less than Basic 70.8%
Basic 14.2%
Intermediate 6.6%
Advanced 8.3%
Level Not Stated 0%

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