Pub. date: 2008 | Online Pub. Date: April 25, 2008 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412963893 | Print ISBN: 9781412958783 | Online ISBN: 9781412963893| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
AN ARCHIPELAGO OF four islands in the Indian Ocean, the Comoros Islands have a land area of 838 sq mi. (2,235 sq. Ion.), with a population of 798,000 (2005 est.), and a population density of 710 people per sq. mi. (275 people per sq. km.), the highest population density of any African country. The Federal Islamic Republic of the Comoros, formerly a French colony, has 3.5 percent The ...